The signs of a change in the season are everywhere now with the Hazel catkins looking good, the willow trees coming into leaf, Daffodils in the garden and the return of the Pied Wagtail setting the boundaries for his territory.
A nice calm day but still overcast - I'm sure the weather will improve soon.
I finally caught up with a Tawny Owl the other morning - he was going to bed just as I was getting up! The place is alive with birds singing at the moment but it's all the common birds like Blue Tit, Great Tit, Chaffinch, Robin, Wren and Song Thrush.
Even the Great Northern Divers were calling to each other.
The Common Crossbills are seen every day at the moment and some views are better than others but you can always hear the male singing.
The gulls will start searching out their breeding sites but for now they are still gathering on the shore but the display flights are becoming more regular - time marches on.