Almost all the snow has gone now, the river is losing its ice … and a few small migrating birds are coming through.

Two days ago J saw a Brown Creeper in the garden but I missed it (with a curse) and then yesterday, while waiting for the bus at the bottom of the road there were two Brown Creepers (#41) working some ash trees near the bus-stop.

This morning two or three Golden-crowned Kinglets  (#42) passed through the garden, spending a few minutes working the evergreens around the house.

Sorry – no photographs.