Saturday, 24 March 2012


Looking forward to this morning's Birding I had hoped to connect with the Garganey which had been seen in glorious sunshine yesterday at Brook Reservoir.Unfortunately, visibility was down to a few meters as we strolled down to Brook at just after 6.oo a. m.Amazingly I managed to add 4 new species in the gloom for the year including a sparkling Firecrest which showed down to a few meters.The Garganey could well have been there but by 9.30. I decided to call it a day. However, with Superlugs Heath picking out a distant Blackcap,and finding a single Green Sandpiper on the Shooting Pool it was not a total disaster.The most prevalent sound today was Marc's constant moaning about the weather conditions,hence the title. A fairly disappointing Birding session was made up with Coventry's win over Pompey giving us a real chance of staying up.With an assortment of frees,loans and youth players Andy Thorn has done a fantastic job.Come on you Sky Blues!

1 comment:

  1. Had my first 2012 Blackcap today too Phil. Also had a birding friend ''whining'' by text about the fog at reculver :-)