The Shore Lark was still present near the Red-roofed Hut today, that is until Barry showed up with a camera when it was nowhere to be seen! At Castle Water the highlight was a female Marsh Harrier quartering the reedbeds early afternoon, while 14 Snipe roosting on islands gave good views from the hide. In addition, five Pintail were present on the Bittern Excavation, and two Long-eared Owl were visible in the new roost.
Archive for February 6th, 2008
It feels like a late frog season with a lot of stops and starts. I have not heard a chorus of males in our garden yet, but last night the mild wet weather produced the first clump of common frog Rana temporaria spawn in our garden pond. In ten years this is the second earliest date they have started.