Don't want to spoil the surprise too much, but here's a little montage of some of the things you can see in the latest issue of Birds magazine. There's much more though!
Your next issue of Birds will be arriving with you in the next few days. We received the first copies here in the office today and the mailing operation will swing into action from tomorrow.
It looks like it is going to be a very early spring this year and on many days here 'down south' it has felt like it has already arrived. I've had singing song thrushes, robins prospecting nest sites, trees and shrubs coming into bud and bulbs coming up in force in my garden over Christmas, so you can certainly start looking for signs of spring already. There's still lots of advice on winter wildlife watching advice in this issue though, not least Big Garden Birdwatch which is firmly in the spotlight. Please put the dates in your diary - 28 and 29 January - and put aside an hour to take part in the world's biggest birdwatch.
Look out for references to this blog throughout the magazine - we'll be posting extra information and photos to accompany some of the features you'll be reading in the Spring issue, so do keep checking back in.
Enjoy your magazine and please leave a comment if there's anything you've particularly enjoyed!