|Typical morning view from aboard!|
It seems that over the past weeks the weather routine has resembled something similar to ground-hog day. I wake up to a frozen canal and beautiful sunshine, the canal thaws, the cloud comes late afternoon, the skies then clear, temperatures plummet and the canal freezes over once more!
|Fieldfare moving through|
When I reached Brandon Marsh I noticed a good few birds ground feeding on the 'Tip' area and decided that instead of making my way to the hides I'd have a walk down to river meadow and the farm area in the hope of catching any spring arrivals. Nearly all the ground feeders were Redwing, along with (2) Song Thrush and (8) Goldfinch.
|Chiffchaff (still not singing)|
Finally catching up with a few of the chaps on my way to the hides it appears that once again things have been happening during my absence, with no less than three separate Marsh Harriers recorded, along with Woodcock and Chiffchaff actually singing. The best I managed during my brief visit to the hides was a single Little-ringed Plover on East Marsh and Chiffchaff (not singing) on the Oak tree next to Carlton Hide!