Wednesday, April 20, 2005

By the cold light of dawn....nuffink! 162 species in total

An 0530 start, and up to Winnall Moors to try for a Gropper, completely on spec! No joy, although there were several new Sedgies in, and the usual three or four Cetti's in song. Then up to Morestead down to try my hand at Lesser Whitethroat - again, no luck, but there was a Common Whitethroat in song. No Cuckoos anywhere to be heard either, although I did finally catch up with the singing Cetti's Warbler by the Itchen south of the College on the way back - the first on territory there for some years.