Now we are firmly settled into Spring maybe this is an appropriate moment to take an analytical look back across the Winter, but more particularly the Last Two Months! 78 species of Bird thus far is considered to be a 'record breaker' (with the 2020 grand total for last year only 122) by comparison, but on the downside some unexpected absentees such as Crossbill and Lesser Redpoll, scarce but usual staples, foregone are Red-legged Partridge, Little and Barn Owls more hit or miss Woodcock, Wigeon, Feral Pigeon and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and to think we have only 'heard' Grey Heron and Green Sandpiper on single occassions thus far along, but with c5 species of Moth! They will surely come so meanwhile let's enjoy the second day of Spring. To the south the ⅔ size male
was striking a pose while continuing its lone existance at the drainage ditch, or as above on the shoreline, while all else at that end amounted to the arrival of another
On the way north, it was noticed that mowing operations were now close to completion across the
With yet another 'blank' at the Irrigation Pond things turned for the better at the
Best of all there was saved until last as on departure these 2
With nothing to keep us at the Sewerage Works Fence it was off to the Heath where, en-route
had been overnight with maybe 'hundreds' of spoil heaps!
Some immediate joy just inside the gateway as met by a
We are not banging any drums just yet, but this could just be the 'start'?
Back at Base Camp the male