As Winter slowly slips into slumber, it seems that Spring is rushing into action. Within just a few days, the once-bare winter trees are bursting with buds, shoots, new leaves and blossom. Blink, and you may miss it.
The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch has again flown by for another year. It is the world’s largest garden wildlife survey, and last year saw more than 519,000 people across the UK taking part recording an amazing 8,262,662 birds! This year was set to be another big success and many people have been hoping to get some unusual records with migrants like Waxwings, Bombycilla garrulus, making their way to the UK because of the colder weather and our bumper crops of berries.