At Ackworth School, the long-tailed tits that were building a nest have now completed the task. This morning, nuthatches were carrying mud to a beech tree, where they are modifying an old woodpecker nest-hole. Nearby, treecreepers chased each other at high speed round and round the trunk of a tree, only centimetres from the trunk. Whilst there were winter visitors – redwings – in some trees, a summer visitor – a chiffchaff – was singing nearby. Kingfishers were busy on the River Went and a hare was feeding in an uncultivated field.