Saturday 11 April 2009

After the rain

The deluge of rain last night was forgotten with blue skies and brilliant sunshine if only we could shake off the strong SW'ly wind. A good variety on patch with 2 Fieldfares a single Redwing and Pied Wagtail, Bramblings were reduced to 4 and Wheatear to 1, possible increases were Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs with 4+ each at least. 13 Purple Sandpipers kept me entertained whilst an Otter gave me the slip ! and a single Bonxie was logged.

A Swallow whizzed through but most surprising was the presence of the Hoopoe still, again very flighty and only ever showing distantly.

View from the garden looking west.

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