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Eye-Spy Spring 2021 – your sightings in Sussex

27th January 2021

The early signs of spring are a wonderful sight – especially during the Covd-19 lockdown. Here are sightings you’ve been sharing with CPRE Sussex.






Week beginning Monday 25 January


First snowdrops | © Fay Stebbings


Early primroses | © Fay Stebbings


Peacock butterfly briefly emerged from hibernation into bright winter sunshine


Daffodils emerging | Lesley Wilson


First hellibore in garden | Lesley Wilson


Magpie seen collecting twigs for its nest


Week beginning Monday 1 February

Robin basking in the sunshine | © Simon Malik


Hazel catkins



Rain on purple crocus | © Simon Malik


Rain on snowdrop | © Simon Malik


Song thrush heard singing


Week beginning Monday 8 February 

Despite the snow, there are more signs of spring.


Spring snow in the Weald | © Steve Wilson


Snowflake | © Simon Malik


Hazel catkins | © Steve Wilson


Hawthorn leaves | © Simon Malik
Dog rose leaves | © Simon Malik


Hazel leaves | © Simon Malik


Hazel catkins | © Simon Malik


Week beginning Monday 15 February


Icicles in spring | © Simon Malik


Great tit singing


Cyclamen | © Simon Malik


Collared doves at bird table | © Simon Malik


Jasmine | © Simon Malik


Dunnock heard singing


Honeysuckle | © Simon Malik


Robin with food | © Simon Malik


Week beginning Monday 23 February

Dandelion flower




Skylark singing


Week beginning Monday 1 March

Lesser celandine




Dwarf daffodils


Lungwort | Claire Lloyd


Camellia | Claire Lloyd


Camellia | Claire Lloyd


Hyacinths | Claire Lloyd


Daffodils | Claire Lloyd


Primula | Claire Lloyd


Snowdrops | Claire Lloyd


Crocus | Claire Lloyd


Crow versus buzzard | © Simon Malik


Week beginning Monday 8 March

Rosemary | © Simon Malik


Fieldfare feeding before migration | © Simon Malik


Fieldfare feeding before migration | © Simon Malik


Chaenomeles blossom | © Simon Malik


Week beginning Monday 15 March

Daffodils | © Richard Gravett


Daffodils | © Richard Gravett


Primula | © Richard Gravett


Raindrops on primula | © Richard Gravett


Week beginning Monday 22 March

Buff-tailed bumblebee




Red admiral


Week beginning Monday 29 March

Chiffchaff singing – early spring migrant


Cuckoo flower


Blackcap singing


Week beginning Monday 5 April




Swallows have arrived


Spring is here! 

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The legacy of Ethel’s vision and determination lives on thanks to the continued efforts of the Friends of the Peak District, and she remains an inspiration to everyone within CPRE