Majorca is seeing some glorious sunshine at the moment, and many resident birds are singing and establishing breeding territories. Now the squabbles will start as rival male’s battle it out for supremacy. However, Storm Gloria has certainly left a lot of damage and my thoughts go out to those affected by this. Migration is already underway although still a little slowly, but as the latter part of March goes into April things will be a lot different. The Almond trees on Majorca are full of blossom at this time of year, giving off that characteristic sweet smell, with the pinky-white flowers adding a splash of white to the landscape. The Almond is native to Iran and the surrounding countries. It was spread by humans in ancient times along the shores of the Mediterranean into northern Africa and southern Europe. The word “Almond” comes from Old French almande with other related names including almendra (Spanish). Many species of flower are starting to burst into life, adding splashes of colour to the landscape.