A lovely day here in South Wales. Out in the garden looking for signs of Spring.
Poppy is enjoying the sun too.
Last week the first batch of spawn appeared in the pond. I had seen quite a few frogs around for a few days but only one batch. Not a very good picture I'm afraid.
Yesterday there were several frogs in there but couldn't see them very well as they didn't surface. Managed one picture of a pair that I thought were going to surface but changed their mind. Perhaps I scared them off.
Still no more spawn today. Last year there were 10 or 11 batches. Time yet I suppose. I have also seen 2 newts in there on several occasions over the last week.
Spring flowers are starting to open and the first bees are taking advantage of the heather and getting their first nectar of the season. Difficult to see but there is a bee there in the centre of the photo.
Crocuses are open in the sunshine around my little cherry tree.
Muscari (grape hyacinths)
Daffodils and primroses
This is my plum tree. Don't know what the name of it is but it has very small sweet yellow plums. It doesn't produce fruit every year and I think it might be because it flowers so early. If it is cold there will be no insects around to pollinate it so I think that is why it fails. As I saw quite a few bees around today so it might be a successful year.
Close up of plum blossom
It is starting to look like snow underneath the tree as the petals fall.
Several birds around on my feeder this past week. Great tits, bluetits, greenfinches, robins and chaffinches. Also feeding on the ground I have seen blackbirds, dunnocks, starlings, jackdaws and wood pigeons, to name but a few.