The weather is steadily improving and spring is in the air at last and residents at Middleton Hall Retirement Village in County Durham are full of the joys of the season.
They have got in touch with nature after setting up bird boxes in the grounds and now they are hooked on the drama of the wildlife unfolding on their door step.
Pat Webb and Sonia Wade are driving force behind what the are calling Nestwatch.
Just about everyone has become hooked on the drama of the wildlife on their door step.
There are 41 boxes in the grounds and three of them have had cameras installed.
And it’s the one in owl’s box that has gripped the attention of residents as they the mother is brooding over three eggs.
It's so popular that they have set up a screen in reception so residents can watch the goings on all times of the day and night.
Pat and Sonia have even been known to get up through the night to check on the progress.
The owl eggs could hatch at any time so there are likely to be many more sleepless nights yet to come.