Due to various work related deadlines I've not managed to get to the patch over the last few weeks. But then it was March and nothing much happens in March, so I presumed I didn't miss much. But now it's April and spring is here, so yesterday I ventured forth onto the Patch….
xuck me!!! TWO full fat patch ticks!!!
Ok, so the patch is only in it's third year so may be not so surprising but good all the same. A pair of fine pintail joined a nice selection of wildfowl and amongst the gulls was a 3rd calendar year Iceland gull. My first white-winged gull for the patch and so far bird of the year.
A load of other stuff, including the first wheatear brings the total to 60 species (52.17%).