Wednesday 17 March 2010

It is official. Spring is a month!

Two sunny early mornings at Buckenham have revealed a few new birds, with 6 Avocet and 4 Ruff this morning on the scrapes, plus 3 Little Egrets (an increase from the 1 overwintering bird). No hirundines, LRPs or Garganeys yet, sob! The Peregrines have been noticeable by their absence. Maybe they have headed off to their breeding grounds?

The weather has definitely got milder, and Spring finally feels like it is here. No sign of any blackthorn blossom, flowering daffs or singing Chiffs yet though. There have been a few migrants elsewhere, with Swallow at Whitlingham, Sand Martins and Black Reds in a few places and the odd Garganey. Still a bit slow though!

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