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All change!

Change is everywhere I look now. Areas of the park are now covered in crocuses, joining the last of the snowdrops and the occasional winter aconite (see the feature Britain’s Bravest Blooms for more information), along with the daffodils, the blades of which have been showing for some time but which haven’t yet flowered. I can’t wait to see them as they always herald spring proper for me, and were a firm favourite of my late nan.

The Canada Geese have arrived back at Highbury too; two pairs instead of one this time. I wonder if it is the pair who successfully bred here last year and their off-spring. The Heron has also made a re-appearance, flying over my head just last evening to land in the duck pond for a spot of fishing.

It is also an exciting time for the female Parakeet born last year. She has now got her own nest, and may even be sitting on eggs right now, judging from the reaction to crows – I’ve heard a whole lot of racket over the last week or so, and seen parakeets chasing away crows. I got a little snap of her peeking from her hole that I thought I’d share with you.

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