Mad, mad busy week at work, but totally inspiring with the Wildlife Trusts' Living Seas Conference in Birmingham being the highlight. Spring is most definitely here, with Blackbirds singing at dusk, migrants all over the place and vivid greens bursting out in hedge and undergrowth. Lovely! Last Sunday, popped down to Wheldrake and clocked Marsh Harrier, 11 Pink-footed Geese and 12 Goosander. The gulls were a long way off and head-on, not conducive to picking anything out. Thorganby was drying out, but still held 100+ Dunlin.