One easy one to hear is the Chiffchaff. They'll sit in the treetops, tweeting out the rhythm of life: "chiff chaff chiff chap chiff chaff" for hours on end. Listen here: ♫ Chiffchaff - song / call / voice / sound.
The best place for warblers in the village is the scrubby bit up beyond the big oak in the field beyond the Barn. You'll hear blackcaps and willow warblers and, on a sunny day, the chiffchaff is a safe bet.
My biology teacher would often cry "it's a chiffchaff, chaps", wherever we were and whatever we were doing, much to the mortification of the class. Now, of course, so do I.
As this wonderful weather stays and we might look to growing flowers or vegetables here is an amazing fact about PEAT:
There is a lot of carbon locked up in peat. Peatlands are the largest and most concentrated global store of carbon. They contain twice the carbon of all the global forests even though they only cover 3% of the planet. They are energy balls of carbon. Peatlands can take thousands of years to form. Once they're dug up for us to use in our gardens, the carbon they've locked away for millennia is released and contributes to climate change.
So let's protect our peatlands and keep it in a bog by taking care not to buy peat based composts.
From the Great Coxwell Sustainability Group