The day flattered to deceive, with bright spells first thing after dawn turning into grey and dull ones before 08:00hrs, light rain fell from time to time and a cold wind blew, very miserable weather!
Unsurprisingly, in such conditions, little evidence of spring moving forward was found, the weather forcing many passerines into cover, but song from a brave few species was heard, mostly in the Scrubby Woods, which involved TREECREEPER, GOLDCREST, SONGTHRUSH, ROBIN, GREENFINCH, CHAFFINCH and DUNNOCK. A NUTHATCH was heard calling and GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER drumming, but no Chiffchaffs today.
My early walk around Migrant Alley was pretty dire, just the BLACK HEADED GULL flock of 80-100 birds and a pair of CANADA GEESE were out on the sheep pasture, flyovers from CORMORANT, LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL, SKYLARK, YELLOWHAMMER and a few small flocks of mixed REDWING and FIELDFARE were noted as I fruitlessly scanned the fields for a possible migrant Wheatear. The only Raptor seen today was a BUZZARD over the Wet Woods.
Photo's have run out again and with the weather looking grim again tomorrow it may take a while to re-fill the 'Blog Photo Folder' :-(