York is one of the UK’s best places to birdwatch with common sightings of blackbirds and bluetits.
The first blackbird song is usually heard at the end of January or in early February but the birds sing throughout the spring.
Blackbirds typically like to spring after it has rained so a wet April day could be the perfect time to listen out.
Bluetits are one of the UK’s most attractive birds and are a common sight in gardens across Britain.
A tourist who visited Glen Etive, one of the region’s best wildlife spots, wrote on Tripadvisor said: “Stunning views. Deer will come down from the mountains in winter and can be quite friendly.”