The Snowdrops look at their best in local woodlands. These at Gilling are growing in company of Acconites whilst nearby the leaves of Ransomes or Wild Garlic are growing fast and already filling the damp woodland air with their scent. Great Spotted Woodpeckers are proclaiming their territories with very frequent drumming at the moment. Song Thrushes are singing with great gusto joined increasingly by Chaffinches. I have heard very little Blackbird song as yet.