Monday, 21 May 2012

Spring starting to fizzle out

Finished my BTO Breeding Bird Survey at Broadlands Lake and Wade Bridge this weekend. As is often the case, the second survey whittled out with very little to add, except a distant Sedge Warbler. The best bird of the morning was a Red Kite overhead.. Within the survey boundary, but outside the timeframe.

From there, I headed to Badminston for some vis-mig. With blue skies and a South wind it seemed like a good idea, but not much to report here. Baddesley Common was also fairly quiet over the weekend.

I seem to struggle to find quality in Spring compared with Autumn. Only hope now lies with a few days in Shetland at the end of the month.