Have not done a great deal this month-the heavy snow early on,followed by a family matter saw to that. I had a visiting male Blackcap last week in the garden, and yesterday a Chiffchaff started to sing (not very well) outside in the big oak. Spring is on the way, my snowdrops are out in force, as well as bulbous iris, a few crocus and some cyclamen. Queen bees are on the wing, and this weekend frogs have started to appear in the pond. At least three are already paired up so spawn should appear any day now.