After the abnormally warm February, March has also seen us enjoying some beautiful Spring weather with temperatures at or above the average for the time of year. This has conspired to bring Spring forward, and we have a superb show of daffodils not only in the garden but alongside the drive. There are also masses of wild primroses in bloom and the first of the native violets on the banks.
The birds too think that Spring has arrived and we have the treat of the morning chorus and the blackbird's song in particular in the evening. We have watched cock pheasants sparring, and seen the victor heading off with his harem of three hen pheasants. The birds are still flocking to the bird table - no doubt keeping up their strength for the breeding season. The nuthatches, pictured, are regular visitors, along with the great spotted woodpecker, long-tailed tits, collared doves, and all the usual tits, finches, robins etc..
It does your heart good to see all the spring flowers and the birds around, and its a perfect time to get away either for a weekend or a short midweek break. With the clocks changing and more tourist attractions opening in the coming week or two why not treat youself to a stay at Skerry Hall Farm and see for yourself why we think this is such a special place.
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