It seems like the moment "stay at home" was the order of the day, birding was the word.
Our digital engagement coordinator, Matthew Cunningham, on why lockdown birding is a great excuse to get out for a walk.
Go ahead - start a list
For hardcore bird nerds like me, this is a frustrating time. It is spring, the highpoint of the birding calendar.
Many of us have apps which show us amazing records from twitchers all over the country. Right now, when we all must stay local, these are nothing more than a tease. Frankly I do not need to know that people were ale to see a white tailed eagle in Whitstable.
We can all rack up impressive variety of birds at or close to our homes, though.
The reason so many of us have a soft spot for birding is because these islands are really good for birds - midway between the arctic north and the tropics. The whole country is like a massive motorway service station for migrating birds. For some it's even the final destination.
So there are plenty of birds around and we do not need to travel to see them.
At Living Streets a load of us are sharing what we have seen each day during lockdown and we have put together a pretty impressive list if we do say so ourselves, with a very early cuckoo, nightingales, owls, birds of prey, and Tanya's amazing green woodpecker (see below).
I have been lucky to see arctic terns, eight different sorts of warbler and a few glorious yellow wagtails within easy reach of my home in East London.
It's all out there waiting for you.
Take no one for granted
As I say, this time of year is one when my mind is on the rarities like turtle doves, nightingales, honey buzzards and black terns.
Having to limit my scope has made me pay a lot more attention than normal to the familiar birds I see around my home or in our local parks and hedgerows.
And you know what, I almost feel bad for forgetting how stunning some of them are.
Robins are such bold creatures, and I don't know if you noticed, but THEY ARE BRIGHT RED! And how many British birds can claim this? They are so underrated.
The same ought to be said of the blackbird. Look at all other thrushes: brown and grey and... pretty enough but, you know, bird-y. Then look at a blackbird. Entirely jet, except for its bright yellow beak. And that's before you get to the song. Wow.
And swifts! Now we do give these guys a bit more attention (harbingers of summertime, screeching through the sky, etc) - but enough? Did you know that, once they return to the nest in you neighbour's eaves, they will have been flying CONSTANTLY AND WITHOUT LANDING ONCE for the entire time since they left the nest last year? Did you?!
And then there's woodpigeons' chilled-out cooing, starlings' iridecent ruckus, chirping sparrows... I mean, I could go on.
John Dales has been noticing some new and interesting things in his local community whilst #walkingfromhome.
Our Holly has caught the running bug since she's been #walkingfromhome