For the first time since we moved in, last July, we are able to see the stream from the house. Craig has seen a reasonably sized fish in there too.
The banks are full of wild primroses and celandine. We're just waiting for some more sunshine to encourage the other wild flowers to show themselves.
For a few weeks now, we have had regular early morning visits from a pair of wild ducks. They soon fly off when they see the dogs and I wouldn't be surprised if they produced young. However, I have real concerns for the safety of their ducklings. We have a family of buzzards nearby and they could be a threat. There is nothing we can do about it. That's nature.