In February, Chaffinches, Great Tits and Nuthatches are among those claiming their territories and pairing up. Grey Herons return to their nesting colonies. Long-tailed tit flocks are breaking up and starting to look for nesting sites.
The dawn chorus is starting which makes this a good time to start learning songs before all the summer visitors arrive. There are some bird song tutorials to help you learn some of the common bird songs.
National Nest Box Week starts on St Valentine's Day, 14th February. If you've been planning to put a nest box up, do it now and with a little luck you will have some residents in a few weeks!