Just a week ago May was heading towards being one of the coldest and dullest on record but in the space of 7 days that has changed.
Spring has sprung back into life across the Anglia region after weeks of seemingly relentless cloud and rain.
April was one of the wettest on record and May is rapidly turning into a washout. It's a far cry from the record-breaking spring of 2012.
After the long months of winter the first signs of spring can be seen at the Welney Wetland Reserve in Cambridgeshire.
The boxing hares will shortly be followed by migrant bird visitors such as the Arctic terns and black-tailed godwits.