Yet another sign of spring at last.
This fungus looks for all the world like a tuft of black hair.
It seems to be a fungus which goes under the the proper name of Phycomyces nitens, and grows on dung.
A starling hanging from a bird feeder, and showing a little of the multi-coloured splendour that the normally black portions of its plumage can take on in the right light.
These house spiders are normally seen in late summer and autumn, when the males go off in search of females, fall into a bath or sink, and are unable to get out unaided.
This one managed to get itself into the same difficulty in March.
This bird was feeding on the ground.
This wood pigeon’s egg had fallen out of a tree, or perhaps it was knocked by whatever ate most of the contents.
The furry-looking catkins of the pussy willow.
A bluetit taking a pause while eating from a peanut feeder.
One of the few fungi which carries on growing even in the cold season. It grows directly from the trunks of deciduous trees, here a horse chestnut.
These frogs and frogspawn were in a corner of the pool in Wightwick Manor garden.
The one below seemed to be trying to have a staring contest with me.
There were a lot of frogs, and lots of spawn.
Now some of the lesser celandines have fully opened up.
At this time of year magpies gather into large groups and socialise.
Whatever they are up to, it involves lively interactions between them.
They fly about frequently to make an impression.
In bright light to becomes possible to see that the black in their plumage can appear as other brilliant colours.