It’s beginning to pick up a bit. But the birds are very much of the winter variety, and the longed for migrants have yet to show their face. Yesterday produced a pair of Teal on the beach, while today produced a couple of Oystercatchers and three Sanderling, which you can see from this image still have their winter coats on.
Having studied the prevailing pressure charts for the next few days, I can now firmly state that the first summer migrant will arrive on my patch on Thursday and it will be a Sand Martin. Or a Wheatear. Or an Osprey. Or another species. But it will be on Friday, that much is sure.
In anticipation of this momentous event, I have produced a new page for your perusal dear reader. It is the patch list for 2010.
I can feel the excitement oozing through the screen. Oh yes I can.