Wednesday, 28 March 2018
And the hits keep a-coming...
Very wet morning and muddy tracks at PB; note to self - buy some wellies!!
At Westmead a pair of Redshanks and a pair of Grey Wagtails around the electric fencing, the former hopefully benefitting from reduced fox predation in the months ahead. This 'X marks the spot' godwit was close by and already seen and recorded by Carey who is going to get ringing info from Pete Potts. This is not a bird I've seen before.
A couple of Buzzards and a Kestrel were all sat out on posts getting soaked and the Skylark song was pretty much drowned out by rain hammering on the hide roof.
From the north brooks precious little, now so many wildfowl have departed.
Gary's GWE from yesterday seemed to have morphed into three Littles today!
Reed Bunting was about the only obvious songster in the drizzle.
On the Green Lane corner a nice close (and low down) Treecreeper showed well but nothing else between here and reception.
Inside, the 'old faithful' Nightingale picture is still being displayed with their arrival soon hopefully; I'm guessing about 18 days to go.
Getting back home, a brief spell of sunshine produced the first female H-fFB of the spring tazzing around with just one male.
PS The three Little Egrets morphed back into a single GWE for Carey late afternoon!!!
PPS Pete confirmed receipt of Carey's godwit details (above) and the the Billy Greenshank was NRYY, the bird seen there regularly and different to the usual Nore Barn bird.