23rd February

Consistency isn't always something to be appreciated when it comes to the weather but at least at the moment its means our days start with squalls of rains and strong wind that tapers out into clear, brisk afternoons. A nice surprise of the first Redwing of the year flushed in Culverwell was the highlight of an otherwise unremarkable day.

One lucky resident in Fortuneswell has had a brilliant male Black Redstart visiting his meal worms regularly since December © Trevor Felstead: