As Number 14 continues to study the coast of Nigeria, back in Cumbria things are starting to move. A Red Kite has been seen over the M6 near Shap, yesterday and today. Could it be one of the ones released at Grizedale a few years ago? Look out for a buzzard like bird, but with style as well as the famous forked tail which seems to operate on its own. Curlews are also being seen on the fells having wintered on the coast. At Whinlatter the frogs are beginning to get excited on the pond and there are a few Crossbills around. Time to polish up the old binoculars and start looking.