A more than acceptable early start to the day as at 04:30 the yaffling of at least one, but maybe 2,
could be heard from the direction of the Farm Yard while at first light
and a First for the Year.
With all other watercorses still ice bound we felt lucky in finding another First for the Year
taking the 'high ground' at the Gravel Pit and
Guardians of the Moth Traps (firstly Belted Galloway and Shetland)
out of the frame.
Suspicions of a Dartford Warbler en-route to the
Rare Breeds Goat Enclosure
were abandoned due to lack of conclusive evidence, but will save until another day,