Also, the birds have been more active with Spring approaching. Some have started singing, including Dunnock, Wren and Nuthatch, and Great Spotted Woodpecker and Treecreeper have both been present. The treecreeper is a small, inconspicuous brown and white bird that climbs trees looking for insects. An old name for it is ‘Mouse Bird’.
The mild sunny days last week brought our first butterfly sightings, with a Peacock on the Friday (24 February) and a Red Admiral on the Saturday (25 February).
Several species of fungi have also been found, including Candlesnuff Fungus, Jelly Ear Fungus and Scarlet Elf Cup.