Cloudy day but surprisingly warmer than yesterday but still a fairly cold breeze. Insects were hard to come by and only saw Tree Bumblebee and Buff-tailed Bumblebee. No hoverflies. Birds included my first Blackcap of the year in a singing male and lingering winter birds in 2 Fieldfare otherwise quiet.
The sheltered areas of the woods had a number of new blooms for the year in Blackthorn, Yellow Archangel [probably escape - see below], Barren Strawberry, Field Mouse-ear, Turnip [farm crop], Marsh Marigold and Harebell [another garden escape].