Saturday, 12 March 2011

news for y'day: some mild sunny weather at last so went for a walk round the east side checking for migrants. two firecrests at culver, one of which was doing a lot of singing - someone thinks it's spring. blackrock to baywatch without a sniff of a rock pipit, what's that all about? it's been a few years since my last littoralis. checked through all the remaining brent with nothing rare amongst them. at least the four little egrets at bembridge must be a sign of spring cos i've only seen one around all winter. also 24 blackwits on the lagoon was the most i've seen there, some coming into sum plum now. nothing of interest on brading marsh except for some impressive log piles - for better or worse the marsh is pretty much a treeless landscape now. there's some bits that look good for waders tho so an lrp or summink could be on the cards soon. the sewage works was good if you like chaffinches. roll on april.

foreland clifftop path, still open to rebels and those who want to check the fields for wheatear

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