At last the snow has cleared here and the temperature has been 12 degrees centigrade after weeks of not getting above 5 degrees at best.
Yesterday there was a Song Thrush singing it's heart out from high in the branches of our fir tree. Whilst I was topping up the bird feeders and generally pottering around the garden it serenaded me continually.
Today the garden has been busy with Greenfinches, Goldfinches, Coal Tits, Blue Tits, Black Caps, Blackbirds, Collared Doves, Wood Pigeons and a Robin.
The Daffodils at the end of the garden which gets more sun are quite tall now with some in bud, and several Crocus are in flower.
As I type I can hear the Song Thrush again. I wonder if he or she is looking for a mate or just happy to be alive and sensing Spring in the air.
The photo below of two inquisitive Wood Pigeons was taken by me in the garden last summer.