Sunday, 26 February 2012


A couple of early signs of spring today (apart from the weather and 2 Peacock butterflies), namely a new-in male Reed Bunting and the first female Blackcap of the year. Otherwise very samey, with 2 Water Pipits still (2nd bird first suspected by Dave Norman on 6th Feb, and confirmed last week), female Black Redstart, 2 Chiffchaffs and 3 Goldcrests. The Shag-pile was reduced to 95 birds today.