Thursday, 12 April 2012

Trans-Saharan visitor

Recent checks of the local fields have been entirely unproductive and it was only today that the first trans-Saharan passerine showed up, a singing Willow Warbler:

The first Swallows were back on 8th April, but the local habitat, while aesthetically appealing at dawn, is not eaxctly a migrant trap:

Oh, for a ploughed field to pull in a Wheatear or Ring Ouzel; or even a small flood to drag down a wader. There's no chance of any ploughing now, so I am holding out for a wet Spring...

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