There were plenty of birds to be seen on the morning patch-bash, singing and foraging. A pair of long-tailed tits is nesting in my garden, as a reward to us for feeding them suet through the winter. They still come to the fat balls, but then fly off to collect grubs for the youngsters.
A clan of about 20 crows (can't remember the proper word) giving lie to the old saying about 'if there are lots of crows, they are rooks, but if there is a solitary rook it's a crow'.
And of course, back to the small blue colony, where there was much activity, getting the mating and egg-laying done before the easterly blast arrives later this week.