The Marsh Harriers are back ! It is fabulous to watch their arial displays. This morning there were four cavorting over the reed beds. “Our” pair are already on with renovating the existing nest site, right in front of the house, with the female in particular diving in that unmistakable dramatic fashion into the reeds. Can’t wait for the femail to be sitting on her eggs and be fed from the air by the male.
We have had Siskins at the niger seeds most of the winter, but they now seem to have moved on. But replacements are aplenty, including early Swallows, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and an interesting ( and noisy) pairing of a Snow Goose with a Greylag.
Spring is bursting out all around and the triple blossom Cherry Tree by the house will look like a giant puff-ball for the next 10 days. The daffodils have been wonderful this year and the experts say the bluebells should be spectacular.
The lawmower has broken, so we have a deep green forest instead of the usual short sward, thanks to the last of our 20/10/10 ! Oh well, hopefully back to normal next week-end.