Friday, 6 May 2016

A starter for 10...

This time of year there's not many days you get out onto the patch and score a big fat 10 species for the year!  including a full fat patch tick.

What a beautiful morning, nice calm conditions and hazy sunshine, it wasn't snowing, raining or blowing a gale, so I made the most of it and spent a solid 4 hrs on the patch.

Best of the bunch and a first for the patch were the two sum. plum. black-tailed godwits accompanied with a similar sum. plum. ruff.  The drake gadwall was also a quality patch bird.  Admittedly the rest were either returning migrants, whitethroat, willow warbler, house martin, redpoll etc or just regular birds that I hadn't caught up on this year yet, e.g greylag and sparrowhawk.

The good news is that this brings my tally up to 75 species and 65.22% of my total.

Ahead of Seppy… which is where I intend to remain!

Happy days



  1. "Ahead of seppy" who hasn't posted for ages & who discovered 5 species he'd seen but not ticked just the other day....

    Dream on chief!

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