Bluebells are blooming along Freeman's fringes, but bird-wise Spring seemed to be on hold today.
Stiff southwesterlies were chilling the parish this early evening. Very little was singing or calling and there was scarcely a sign of new arrival.
Some hirundines were scouring Freeman's Pools; up to 12 swallows, another early-ish house martin and a single sand martin.
I had a bit more luck in the morning with 5 wheatears on the flood and about 5 willow warblers singing in the same area.