You will need your Boots on if you go to the park...
Just a few days of dry weather and a little bit of sun, has jumped started the park into Spring.
Birds are singing and the first spring flowers are on there way, even though is a little to early.
Catkins which appear between February and April. Alder is monoecious, which means that both male and female flowers are found on the same tree. Male catkins are yellow and pendulous, measuring 2–6cm. Female catkins are green and oval-shaped, and are grouped in numbers of three to eight on each stalk.
In the garden, like all thrushes, the Redwing enjoys snails, earthworms, Mealworms and Fruit, as well as Suet and Fat Balls .
Other birds hiding amongst the trees were,
Great tit, Coal tit, Blue Tit, Mistle thrush, Song thrush, Goldfinch, Blackbird, Magpie and Carrion crow.
Hiding in the shadows of the beck was a Grey wagtail
I have recorded this flower, flowering as late as April in 2010 when we had a cold winter, the small patch I watch was just coming into flower, but along the edge of the park next to the road edge they were in full flower as they get more sun.
|(No sun to day, so flower closed) |
In the same place at the far end of the little wood that follows the Beck was a good patch of
On todays walk, the last thing spotted was some blossom.
Fingers crossed we can all get out at some point and look for signs of Spring this weekend.