OK so we all know that Spring in the northern hemisphere begins in just three short days’ time, and those of us in the UK have been experiencing the opposite of what we were experiencing this time last year when it was snowing and everybody thought they were going to die, or at the very least spend the night in their car on a dual carriageway.
Nature itself has also been fooled into thinking it’s not February. Went for a walk in St James’s Park this lunchtime and the daffodils were out and one Egyptian goose chick has managed to make it this far without starving, dying of exposure or being eaten by a seagull.
Sat in my garden with my binos yesterday and saw:
Chaffinches (male and female)
A greater spotted woodpecker
Some great tits
Some great blue tits
A rather protracted pigeon fight
What nature have you seen in the last few days, that’s worth telling us all about? Tell me about it.
[No politics, no cycling, no Simpsons, no knees, no Twitter. Only kidding; they’re all fine except Twitter.]
On my SJP walk one of the herons had caught quite a big fish. I assumed it was just a bit of rubbish someone had thrown at it, but no it was a bona fide dead fish. It took it to the lake, dipped it in the water then knocked it back in one. Never seen one of them do that before.
Got some Great Tits guarding an area of hedge just outside my living room window - we had Wrens, Blackbirds, Blue Tits, and a Mistlethrush last winter, but they chopped down a lovely Norwegian Maple in November, and now it’s all a bit desolate, so just the Great Tits for now. Quite chirpy little things…