Saturday, 12 May 2012

No worm for the early bird

A busy period at the "current" workplace, so messages of drake garganey, cuckoo, whinchat et al have been merely observed from afar this week.

I afforded a brief stop on the journey home last night, taking a quick binocular-less look/listen from the roadside at West Hartford - a single showy and vocal whitethroat was a belated year-tick.

This morning I arose early, very early infact, so the cycle-powered visit to West Hartford was underway by six and over not long after seven. Bright and sunny, but bloomin' cold!

Cuckoo - nil point
Whinchat - nil point
Garganey - nil point
Grasshopper Warbler - nil point (!)
Coot - 2+
Moorhen - 1
Mallard - 5
Cormorant - 3W
Sedge Warbler - 2+
Swift - 4
House Martin - 3
Barn Swallow - c20


More later?

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