...... is well and truly here !!
I've been working away all week and have managed to miss a couple of nice patch birds during that time including an avocet, black tailed godwits and the first yellow wagtail of the year on the scrapes..... could be worse I suppose.
This morning I headed out early to avoid all of the bleedin tourists which are now crawling all over the place like bank holiday ants. In just 5 days things have moved on swiftly with lesser whitethroat, grasshopper warblers and sedge warbler all now singing down at the pool, it feels like spring has properly arrived.
|The 'car park scrub' gropper doing its thing...|
I was away home by 9am to avoid bank holiday tourist hell, but on my way home I checked the Tin Church horse field, there was a single female wheatear. This last week I've been working on the west coast and seeing large numbers of wheatears and even a whinchat, I was hoping for a bit more wheatear action over this side tbh.
Through this morning texts came winging in from the hardcore (thanks Chris & Stewart !) to let me know that a female marsh harrier had appeared down at the pool and a yellow wag was on the scrapes too.... gripped !