Friday, 23 March 2018


Three chiffchaffs singing here this morning. I spent a very pleasant (and productive) half an hour at the Marian Mawr hide this afternoon. Highlights, apart from the displaying lapwing and redshank, were an immature male and ringtail hen harrier, the latter flushing a short-eared owl, 24 Greenland white-fronted geese flew in and drank from the river and two pristine adult Mediterranean gulls amongst some black-headed gulls. The feral red-breasted goose is still with the barnacle geese flock.