Sunday, February 27, 2005

A trio of arch-nemesisises nailed - but not Water Pipit. 113 species in total

A 50km round-trip in cold and blustery conditions today (with some snow showers for good measure), but my quickest ride to date, averaging over 25km/h despite a grim headwind on the return journey.

The big target bird was Water Pipit, at the regular Lower Test Marshes site, but sadly I could find none at all - in fact it was very birdless and rather poor value all round, apart from three (quite easy) new species in the bag - Cetti's Warbler, Kingfisher and Green Sandpiper.