Thursday, 2 June 2011


Lade - warm, dry sunny, ne1 - 0600hrs  - Had cracking views of the Raven family on the Desert this morning eating something gruesome. I presume it was the parents (tatty looking) and juv (pristine) from the nest on the Switch House.
It was very still first thing and the place was alive with millions of tiny, white flying insects which all and sundry were plundering, including, Whitethroats, Linnets, Hsparrows, Starlings, Swifts and House Martins. With the water level dropping fast and islands appearing across south pit the prospects for the return wader passage look good.
Was off the Marsh for most of the day but it doesnt sound as though I missed much as the Marsh Warbler decided to move on. A Honey Buzzard over the bird reserve and the GWE at Dengemarsh were the only birds of note.
Arrived back from London too late for BBC Springwatch, damm...

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