Yesterday the wind started swinging to the North-east and a Shorelark turned up as a hopeful indicator of things to come. This morning the excitment was too much for me and I was up at 4am to open the nets before morning traps. A male Pied Fly in the nets was worth the early start and the trap round also produced Sparrowhawk and male Redstart as well as the aforementioned star bird. Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Redwing and Lesser Whitethroat were all also seen, showing that there are birds in. With census still to come, we're hoping that there'll be a few more things found, although I'm pretty happy with the day so far!
|It's a boy! Good start to the day.|
|Last year's Sprosser was a skulker in the Haa garden, this is the first I've seen the hand.|
|Little beauty. What else is lurking out there today...|