Nothing was seen of any left over winter species, I'm hoping to boost the April list with at least a couple of these, maybe a late Siskin, Redwing, or Fieldfare. A few Gulls were seen, which included 6 LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS on one of the horse paddocks at Migrant Alley, and flyovers of both HERRING and BLACK HEADED GULL. Of the raptors, SPARROWHAWK was seen numerous times, and the KESTREL was up hunting around the Greenhouse Grounds, at one point it was harassing two CARRION CROWS in a tree, where a large nest box has been placed, I wonder if the Kestrel has any breeding intentions for the box? The other raptor seen today was a BUZZARD, this flew low from the Scrubby Woods, where two BLACKCAPS were singing, along with at least 3 CHIFFCHAFFS. The nearby lakes had 6 CANADA GEESE, 4 MALLARD, 4 MOORHEN, and the COOT pair, plus the feral BARNACLE GOOSE, I was rather hoping a different duck would have dropped in, but no luck .
Still no sign of any new spring migrants, cant be too long now before something turns up!
The camera stayed at home today, just too dark and dingy for it, and the only photo left in the blog folder is of this BLUE TIT at my garden feeder, taken some weeks ago!