A welcome splash of colour on a grey and snowy day
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Your alder seems well behind. Here, the catkins are quite expanded and green.
Doubly interesting considering this http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/310974
So have they come and gone?
Thank you for the comments. There's a small flock of goldfinches in the area and they do stand out really nicely against the white snow.
The alder catkins have been and gone, that link
is actually a neighbour of today's tree, but they were both in full bloom back at the beginning of January.
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