A bit windy this morning but I did manage a few hours out including an hour on the patch where I added Bullfinch and Grey Wagtail to the year list. Met up with Beth Hull too who is recently back from a year with Birdlife Malta.
We moved on to Watermead North where it was pretty quiet, the wind not helping much. The new Plover Scrape is finished and looks good for Spring migration though I think it might need a bit of screening.
The feeders by the Canal were pulling in the birds with up to five Bullfinch showing well… digiscoping them was a different matter. This is my best shot of a painfully shy species.
I did finally break my Reed Bunting duck for the year with a cracking male and a few females. Ken Goodrich noted that he’s seen a worrying decline this winter in this species and with our usually noisy Cetti’s Warblers.