Monday, March 30, 2009


A short lunchtime stop at Bothal pond hoping for some spring migrants. Unfortunately I had to make do with the locals and didn't even get a sniff of a sand martin On the pond were a few Teal, Gadwall and Tufties but a stiff breeze kept most things in to the sides out of sight.A few Tree Sparrows were calling around the roadside nest boxes and this Robin sang from the hedge.

5 comments:

Dean said...

No, no Sand Marts for me either, Stewart. They seem to be avoiding me, just like every other spring migrant that`s around the country at the mo.

Tricia said...

Ooh - Tree Sparrows - lovely. Something I don't see "down my way"!

Stewart said...

They'll be around soon if this mild spell continues...

Warren Baker said...

I would love to see one of them Tree Sparrers on my patch. Maybe this year........

Stewart said...

Ticia / Warren, we do alright for Tree Sparrows up here. Most coastal lanes with scattered trees have them....