Thursday, 20 March 2014
The Vernal Equinox
In the last 2 days there have been numerous indicators of the changing seasons on my Patch around Alnmouth and Lesbury:
Yesterday I found myself helping Toads, avoiding being squashed by cars, as they crossed the Beach Road on their way to mate in Alnmouth Marsh : Chiffchaffs were singing in the adjoining trees and as I walked up alongside the River Aln, back towards Lesbury, I was rewarded with a sighting of my first Sand Martin of the year.
Today, I observed my first Brambling on our garden feeders, joining a family of Siskin, who have been regular visitors for a few weeks, perhaps indicating, that for these species, their natural food sources have become increasingly drained.