The weather is horrible I hate and love February one day there can be sunshine and warmth enough to make us feel Spring has arrived the next can plunge us back into an arctic winter. Gamy wing the starling is still with us and I now wonder if it might become a permanent fixture. I should mention we have two other disabled avian residents Gamy leg a male blackbird who has a healed broken leg, he has been with us for at least three years and the year before last raised at least two broods. The third not quite right resident is Hoppy a Pheasant with a dodgy leg.
There are a few signs of Spring the Dunnocks are chasing each other and flapping at each other. Pigeons are wing flapping, Wood peckers are drumming and the amount of song seams to increase daily.
Saw a large Hare cross the field opposite the kitchen window this morning whilst making coffee.
Found this very interesting Grey squirrels in North Yorkshire are being given contraceptives in their food in a bid to control their population http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-38880095. I would love for there to be a Bowland Red squirrel reintroduction project.