Saturday, 7 April 2012
WHAT A GREY DAY!
As forecast this morning the weather was in complete contrast to yesterday's glorious sunshine.The birds decided not to turn up as well so all in all it was a very tough session with very little making the notebook.The Sand Martin colony at Bishopstone had swelled to 19 visible birds.At the Oyster Farm Marc and myself added Grey Heron,2 Shelduck and a Little Egret.The Linnet flock was about 25 birds and a few Meadow Pipits flew overhead calling. On the tideline Redshank, Sanderling, Oystercatcher and Turnstone fed actively. A single Eider fed offshore and Heathy found singles of Kestrel and Marsh Harrier.At Cold Harbour a surprise awaited us with the Goosander still in residence. A stroll back to the Towers added very little except a Sparrowhawk. Hopefully, a few migrants will turn up next week........surely.