Over 100 7-Spot ladybirds were in a small area in the front garden early this p.m. There were several pairs of these mating, see video (now added). A Peacock Butterfly was the first of the year, second butterfly as Louise had seen a likely Small Tortoiseshell back in early February. A walk across the dale found male House Sparrow but 400m from the garden (there has been no sighting in the garden for over a year), Jay (but 1/2 a mile away) not seen from the garden, and there were two or three pairs of Lapwing displaying in the same area. Lots of flowers appearing, plenty of Primrose and Celandine, what appear to be many Wild Daffodil in the woodland edge on the opposite side of the dale.