Thursday, 6 April 2017
QECP had six or more invisible, calling or singing Firecrests and a couple of Buzzards; first Comma of year. Lots of Beeflies, but still no Dotted!! Butser was dispiriting with only calling Chiffchaffs being an indication of spring. Four very high Buzzards and that was it!
Just this single Early Purple Orchid on the short route I took.
Later, at Farlington from the lake viewpoint just two Greenshanks, five Snipe two more Buzzards, three Reed Buntings and some brief distant pinging from invisible Beardies. The SEO had gone to ground an hour or two previously in Point Field, so I didn't bother to go round. Sadly, the combination of road/industrial noise and some git smoking a cigar a few feet away made it pretty unbearable so I called it a day. One of those days to chuck in birding and take up Eddie Stobart spotting😆😆