Late in the morning, I decide to go for a walk locally during a sunny interval between downpours. The paths are very muddy but it is quite warm. You can feel spring is in the air. I notice a blue tit which keeps coming back to the same tree-trunk to peck inside a hollow. Also some small trees in flower (prunus) and catkins. I am watching a small flock of long-tailed tits when it starts pouring down again.