It's been a strange week weather wise, but Monday morning was beautiful, not cold, gorgeous sunshine and birds singing everywhere. Two robins were doing a courtship display in the cherry tree round the corner. The male was very persistent, but I'm not sure the object of his intentions was quite as keen! I grabbed my camera, and promptly spent what felt like an hour leaping around under the trees to try and get a photo of a long tailed tit! Goodness knows what I looked like. If you have ever tried to take any photos of wildlife you'll understand. These cute little birds move fast! This is not the best photo ever but I'm proud of it.
I took a new path and found I could access a part of the rhine I haven't been to before. It was so wet underfoot that I couldn't get very far, but it will be fun to explore when it finally dries up.
There are catkins everywhere now, this little hazel tree especially caught my eye.
And these are alder catkins.
Buds look ready to break everywhere.
And hidden in a thicket I found this little early flowering cherry, bravely cheering up the shadows! I can't remember ever seeing it in previous years.
It's so nice to see the sun. I do think Spring is on it's way, it's just taking the scenic route!x