Made my way to the North Wall and it was perfection! However birds were lacking somewhat. They were there but they were reluctant to show...I heard my first two Sedge Warblers and a Willow Warbler. A Blackcap was in Owl Copse and the Grey Herons and Egrets were busy on their nests.
|Grey Heron flying to Owl Copse|
|A Cormorant doing what Cormorants do...drying its wings.|
and a Great Tit posed in a hawthorn.
Back to Pagham Spit to find any new arrivals and two Swallows came in off the sea and headed north whilst a pair of Wheatear had obviously just arrived and were busy feeding around the Little Lagoon. They were very unapproachable and it wasn't easy to even get a record shot.
Today's highlight for me was a brief visit of a Black Redstart in mid afternoon in the garden....
Taken through dirty double glazed window....great bird though.
...and during last week I was pleased to find a Firecrest...
...another 'special' bird.
On Sunday we had a dozen Hirundines drop in and remained on the telegraph wires for 20 minutes or so.....a mix of House martins and Swallows.
I think it's fair to say Spring has arrived although a little late this year!