It is a start….our first Crocus of this winter. You can tell it has been a mild winter (so far!)…look closely and you will spy a spider and several aphids all active and all providing food for our birds.
In fact there is little shortage of natural food for our wild birds this year. Bird numbers have been good but like everything else in our natural world it is not running to the usual plan…….lets take Blackbirds as an example. Normally our winter garden is home for a good number of both male and females, most over wintering and some remaining to make nests. This year they have vanished which is a shame as the Solanum bush is full of berry….a berry they seem to love to play with as well as eat.
Maybe if there is a cold snap they will appear….I hope the Solanum berries will still be here for them.
(C) David Oakes 2016