Warmer today and the snow is melting fast …… as it goes, the first of the perces neiges (snowdrops) are busily piecing the snow to show that spring really has arrived with the passing of the equinox.

Returning home this evening across the MacDonald campus fields large meltwater pools had formed during the day and were already well populated by gulls, mallards and quite a few Canada Geese …… but we need a photo of a spring bird too. This chap was in the garden a week or so ago but he’s very seasonal so here he is: