I think spring has sprung at last. House sparrows are nest building in the tit's box on the kitchen wall, a pair of robins are investingating the ivy on the fence together and Mrs blackbird seems to be building yet another nest somewhere and to top it off, Mrs B is on her way to Gatwick for 8 days in Las Vegas for a girly week with my eldest daughter and my sister, peace and tranquility for 3 men left behind.
Smaller female GCN spawning in the sun today, water getting murkier, lots of newts spawning now. Only a few frogs in the pond now, have they spawned in deeper water as the air temperature is quite low? Perhaps there's no spawn at all, we didn't have the usual dawn chorus of croaking male frogs this year, shall have to wait and see. Robins have finished their nest, house sparrows still spasmodic in their nest building, the box is a tight fit for them to get in and out, strange they haven't utilised the 2 fake house martins nests I put up under the eves a couple of years ago, they'd be ideal.