Despite it only being early March the local weather has meant that many birds have responded to the fairly mild conditions and decided its time to think about breeding. Consequently, there's plenty of song from the residents. They are setting up and defending territories. So far, I have not seen any true migrants although others have seen Wheatear and Osprey There's plenty of time for their decision making to seem rash. Its too early for confidence.
This Long-tailed Tit has got in on the act and is gathering nesting material. Even with both birds working together, for this species it is a long process with very many visits to build the nest from small components.