Sunday 24 February 2008

More signs of Spring

Had a hour or so at dru this afternoon, after doing some tree surgery in a mates garden all morning, it was bright, but breezy and quite mild. Still eight skylarks on my oats. A quick seawatch produced two year ticks, gannet (75) and lesser black-backed gull (76), not really two species I would've struggled with, but they all count! There was some mental bloke swimming in the sea..mad!

Kes in silhouette

Some more signs of spring today, alder catkins and a hawthorn in leaf in the wood..Not much else to report, the pair of kestrels are still hanging about and the National Trust volunteers have done a block of coppicing by the path to the Oddie hide which looks very good, we plan to go and do some more with them tomorrow to improve our chances of catching more birds this autumn!

Nice Work...Coppiced alder and willow by the path to the hide

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