Monday, March 21, 2005

The joys of spring. 128 species in total

Spring is sprung, the grass is ris,
I wonder where the birdies is?
The bird it is upon the wing -
But wait, no, that is absurd,
The wing it is upon the bird.

Couldn't resist that - sorry. An 0600 scorch up to Morestead Down produced the hoped-for target migrant - a male Wheatear on the weedy field. One day later than Chris in Norfolk, but just as welcome. No LRP at the sewage farm, however - mustn't get greedy! Lots of wildfowl still there - over 100 Gadwall and 50 or so teal, plus a dozen Shoveler and a displaying pair of Redshanks.