Tim Melling, a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds conservation officer who is based in Yorkshire, says that he heard larks singing in early February. The birds are reacting to unseasonably warm and sunny weather.
Britain is emerging from its warmest winter ever recorded. BBC weatherman Paul Hudson reported that the county's highest ever January overnight temperate, 11.5 degrees Celcius, was recorded at Leeming, a temperature more normal at that time of year for North Africa rather than North Yorkshire.
Tags: Birds, Climate Change, Global Warming