Today has been the warmest day since Dec 18th 2009 the temp. in my back garden reached 10.6 C shade temp. in the afternoon. Up in the fields at the back of our house you can see into Upper Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales and the higher fells of Buckden Pike and Great Whernside which are still snow covered and have been since December 18th last year.
Back in my garden Spring has finally started and the frogs have started to spawn They are 2 weeks later than last year because of the colder winter.
A pair of Mallard are now residents in our garden again this year
A still photo from my video camera a poor image but it shows the frog activity, 2 hours earlier there was hardly a frog in sight.