The warmth and sunshine was enough to encourage the lapwings on the Budge fields to start displaying again. They were displaying in early March, but the cold spell put thoughts of breeding on hold I think. Today, though, display was in full swing and I spent a nice hour just watching them.
|And the crow got some stick (deservedly so!)
At the 'haul-road flash' there were dozen ringed plovers and redshank and a single dunlin - probably all passage birds. On the beach there were 21 sanderling dodging the crowds of human visitors.
|Sanderling - one of 21
A long-tailed duck was on the big pool.
So no new additions to the patch year-list, but a quality days birding nonetheless.