Friday, March 15, 2013

minus 12

Ringed plovers are one of the first signs of spring hereabouts, along with oystercatchers, shelducks and skylarks. They are all pretty hardy species but even they must be regretting heading north into the weather we are experiencing at the moment.

Had two hours around Torekov this morning. It was blue sky at home but just past Hov I descended into a fog bank! It soon cleared up though whilst I checked the harbour area for coot - an overdue BK year-tick. There were four!

The rev looked good for a king eider but a thorough look through the assembled eider came up blank. The beach though produced my second year-tick in the shape of a song thrush but there was little else of note.

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