Sunday, 8 February 2015

Spring is springing, if not yet sprung

Fine sunny days in February are always good, especially if there's also no cutting wind.  On the Titlington Mount moors and woods yesterday there were two Mistle Thrushes singing and we saw five Skylarks starting to dispute territory and producing their early sub-song.

Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming is now a daily event and the Tawny Owls are very vocal from our bathroom window.  Now I just need the first sign of leaf buds breaking on our early Larches to persuade me that the end of winter is in sight.  Cue blizzards I expect!

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