Well the wettest winter on record has severely curtailed my birding,as I think its stupid getting
soaking wet with a dodgy knee. Just a few visits to Maple Lodge and Stockers Lake with my old
mate Paul Lewis.
showed to some briefly.However I have been priveliged to see Water Rail on two occasions.
Meanwhile Stockers has produced distant Little Owl and a variety of duck,but
not I hasten to add the numbers and variety produced in colder winters.
A single female Goldeneye distant in good light from the Shoveler hide on Stockers
also a number of Gadwall including a superb male.
Snow drops sparkled in the afternoon sunshine.
of Reed buntings also the explosive call of Cetti's Warbler was close.
and overhead four Whooper Swans and finally the regular Ring necks.