Are there any out there? Spring is slow on the uptake.
The light is right for spring, but the landscape is still trapped in a freeze dry pallor. For the last 10 days or so, we’ve been sat under a band of high pressure and whilst the days been bright they’ve not been warm and the nights have been subzero, with the local reservoir icing over each night.
The birds seem keen to crack on with spring, this crow was strutting his stuff and I’ve sighted the first of the lapwings. But is there enough food to be raising chicks yet?
In the UK it has been the coldest winter for 31 years and you can tell, looking around, our world doesn’t normally look like this in March.
I can’t help but wonder if spring, with a nudge in the ribs from a warm day or two, is going to explode upon us. I do hope so*.
Spud has taken leave of his blog duties, as I write he is leaping around in his favourite bush, chasing a plastic bottle that he’s ‘liberated’ from the recycling bin.
* It rained today, it seems ages since we had rain, its been snow or nothing for weeks, if not months.