Saturday 21st March 2009
Isn't March shooting past? After the initial arrival of early migrants signs of migration seems to have slowed a bit although a few more Chiffchaff were singing at Brandon Marsh today and several Sand Martin were over East Marsh. It was such pleasant weather I couldn't stay in all day. There was plenty of activity at Brandon most of it quite noisey as the fishermen prepared for their season by clearing trees from various fishing ponds. On East marsh the Oystercatchers were particularly active in their initial attempts at mating and there were encouraging numbers of Common Snipe. A Coot did its best to take the Micky out of the Photographers in the Carlton hide by wearing its own camouflage. So nothing spectacular just nice to be out.