Saturday, 25 February 2012


A late afternoon visit to West Hartford was of mixed fortune - only one brief short-eared owl (bloke walking dog over field did not help). Hints of spring were evident, with seven oystercatcher, a singing skylark and a couple of lesser black backed gull. 1 grey heron on the pool and two over kept the gulls active - lifting as the herons moved through. Most impressive was the number of common gull, maybe a hundred through, all tumbling down to the pool before moving onto the coast. Hundreds of wood pigeon over the back, and nine stock dove...

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