1st – Bullfinch seen on bird feeder Aults Close – now a regular visitor
5th – 2 Chiffchaff heard Heath Lane over the A50, 1 Green Woodpecker heard in Common Plantation opposite the cattery Willington Road. 1 Brimstone butterfly seen Heath Lane allotments, 1 in a garden on Aults Close, 1 in Stanhope Wood wet area and 1 in Stanhope Hole Conservation area. 1 Small Tortoiseshell butterfly seen in Cardales Meadow.
8th – its Spring! 3 Swallows seen over Heath Farm, Heath Lane