Nest building - or at least the gathering of materials - seems to have been favourite activity this month, with the Crows in particular trying to pull out ever-larger branches from the hedge.

No further Green Woodpecker sightings to report, but the Great Tit, Greenfinch and Wren returned and we have had visits from the Blackcap and Longtailed Tit.

As last year, the Goldfinch also put in its first appearance this month.

March 2003