After a harsh winter it is wonderful to be woken by the blackbirds mellow spring song. How many people hear it now the outside world is muffled by double glazed windows? They may keep in warmth and unwanted sounds out but they also cut us off from the sounds of nature.
Early this morning I Iwent out walking with Pops, my dog, I saw blackbirds busy finding nest material. I heard robins dueling with song for territory and the busy chatter of sparrows. But it is turning colder again so there was no sign of the Brimstone butterfly I had seen last week flying dozily along the lane ..