Another ‘early’.

An evening visit to see if I could see the barn owl that TL saw last evening. No luck but an early yellow wagtail was on the filter pans, together with c20 pieds.

Over the last twelve days Iv’e now had five migrants that qualify for the honour of my earliest ever recording date. (wheatear 22/03. little ringed plover 30/03. swallow 30/03. willow warbler 30/03. yellow wag 02/04.)

Also noted my first Marston blackcap of the year, it wasn’t singing or calling at all, just feeding up voraciously, I only noticed it when I raised my bins to look at a chiffchaff.

The swallow is still waiting for the rest to arrive.


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