Spring has sprung at last and is moving so fast that it is almost impossible to keep up with the blossoming and the birding. Everything is happening at once, instead of a gradual progression and procession through the season of the daily changes.
White Wood Anemone has joined the yellow Celandine on the woodland floor. Tree blossom and catkins have arrived together, whilst wall bearing Aubretia very late on the scene has blossomed overnight.
The Blue tits have been sitting on their eggs for over a week now. They amazingly can hold back the development of their clutch until the right conditions arrive for feeding their chicks. Male birds seem to be very attentive partners and fathers going by the actions of our nesting pair in the garden.
|Primroses have done really well this late spring|
Jackdaws have been noisily collecting moss off the roof for the lining of their nests and being very fussy about it, going by the bits jettisoned all over the side path. Whilst Magpies are already sitting on egg in their large handbag nests. (You can just see the tips of tails sticking out of the tops.) Just this week I discovered my first a sparrowhawks nest which has just been built, so will hopefully have some pictures here soon.
I appreciate one Swallow does not make a summer but walking along the marshes at Parkgate we saw four so summer is coming. House Martins and Sand Martins are also appearing aerobatically chasing insects.