Wednesday, March 23, 2005

More harbingers of spring. 129 species in total

A glorious early spring day today. En route home from dropping Julia off at Colden Common, I checked the sewage farm quickly - inevitably, there were two LRPs on the mud. But note the lack of capitals... Bike man to the rescue! I drove home, leapt on the hybrid (the road bike is having its initial service), and pedalled back again, much to the amusement of the blokes working on site.

For a full 10 minutes, I thought I had a severe dip on my hands, but eventually I relocated both birds in amongst the stones on the left hand side. Little Ringed Plover firmly on the year list! No sign of the singing Willow Warbler someone had reported by the canal - presumably just an early passage bird - but lots of Chiffchaffs now in full song.