Full-on Springtime!

Well, if you live in the UK, you’ll know we’re having a few days of lovely weather – warm and sunny. It’s really nice. I’m one of those people who likes to be warm, but not too hot. Spring is one of the nicest times of the year especially when it’s like this.

It’s not just the weather – everywhere you look it’s full-on springtime! The trees are all fresh green leaves, the verges are all fresh green grass, shooting up, the hedgerows bursting with green leaves … just a verdant, lushness of green everywhere. Then there’s the birds – Swallows swooping, Housemartins busy making nests, Great Tits feeding babies, young Jackdaws squawking in the chimney … and the rest! And not forgetting the insects of course – loads of variety now in the insects I am finding, and lots more Butterflies fluttering about.

So let’s have some photos, shall we? 🙂

First of all some of the flowers that can be seen around the hedgerow at the moment. If you’d like to see the full size versions of these, click on one, then in the gallery viewer scroll down to “View full size”. Oh and put your mouse over them in the gallery to see the captions.

I managed to get a couple of shots of the Great Tits which are (definitely) nesting in a gap in the back wall of our house – they have babies to feed now. The Jackdaws also have babies (I’m almost sure now) so they are busily flitting back and forth to feed them.

I also spotted some sparrows while at my daughter’s riding school. I guess they are nesting in the roof

Now for some insects. I’ve seen a few more insects mating, and there were some new ones that I’d not seen before which was very interesting:

Lastly, to finish off, I’ll mention a couple of trees. The Rowan flowers are now moving on to the next stage and have gone a little yellow, the Ash is finally beginning to get a few leaves, and the Elms are starting to grow leaves now after spending a long time with just their flowers.

By Suzy Shipman

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