Saturday, 28 March 2020

Iceland calling

An evening walk at Wheldrake Ings on 20th March, before lockdown occurred, lifted the spirits. No signs of yesterday's Garganey. Good numbers of Black-tailed Godwits were still feeding or roosting on the refuge together with six vocal Whooper Swans. Both of these species are heading for Iceland where they will breed. My first four Sand Martins hunted flies in the lee of the willows round the pool. As I walked back in the gathering dusk, the Whoopers flew past me, heading on north. Iceland is calling them home.

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