Sunday, 31 March 2013

Twitch on at the Patch

The early texts and tweets were flying around this morning as patch insomniac Gregsy unearthed a bus load of year ticks for the regulars. Taking centre stage was a drake Scaup on the frozen mere the first one since 2009. Over on the purple patch of Kid Brook fields LRP, Redshank, Jack Snipe!!! and 2 Grey Wags had some of the regulars taking to the new board walk through Coward's Wood for a look.
Typically I'm walking in t'other direction eastwards along the mere as Groucho and Malc find a calling Crossbill (patch lifer for me) at the pines by the garden centre. I legged it over in record time but to no avail it had done one unfortunately.

seems to spend most of its time asleep 

Patch Year Tick no.97 after Marsh Harrier and Rock Pipit what a storming end to March.