March sees the hedges begin to show buds for new leaves and the hazel catkins appear. Also flowers such as celendines appear.
On the subject of nests, Here is a picture of a magpie's nest which they have repaired ready for the new season.
Looking out of the kitchen window you can see Blue and Great tits Robins (right) and Chaffinches all in full song.
Milder days also bring out gnats hovering
in clouds in the spring sunshine.
the hedgerows nettles (left) are reappearing
as are sow thistles and docks on our river meadows after the winter's
floods (weeds seem to grow whatever the conditions. A sign of fertile
land my father used to say).
As the next two months go on I will try to
add a little more to this as the season progresses.
More next month PHIL