Its been an incredibly mild spring ( if you hadn’t noticed ) with a short frosty break towards the end of January followed again by warm weather
It was mid December when I took some photos of Hawthorn Blossom and breaking leaf followed by a couple of violets in the woods and now at the end of January in the woodland, Dogs Mercury in flower with Cuckoo Pint.
There’s been the odd Blackthorn flower but this morning 28th January, plenty of Blackthorn Blossom in the hedgerows
The early pairing of many birds can be seen, crows, jays,partridge,.kestrels , blackbirds. in my garden Blue tits have been checking out the nesting boxes