Sunday, April 03, 2005

One up, but the big prize was something else.... 134 species in total

A late afternoon trip to the sewage farm produced the much-anticipated Sand Martin (albeit grotty views of a very distant single bird!), as well as a pair of Yellowhammers down by the feeders, and a nice flock of 43 Golden Plovers over to the east, many of them in smart summer plumage.

But the best bird, and a true **mega** in that it was actually a new species for the sewage farm, was a hulking and rather tatty RAVEN over Morestead Down. It was going to appear one day, given the changing status of the species in the county, but I'm just chuffed that it was me that got to add it to the list! Little Gull, Arctic Tern and now Raven - my hat-trick of 'firsts' complete!