Monday, 15 March 2010
Monday 15th March
Back out into the sunshine at 12:40, and across the plots on the research station on my bike. A large flock of gulls were circling high above the weather station, with two birds giving out a very vocal 'yaah' - a pair of adult Med Gulls in summer plumage. They were easily picked out as the sun shone through their wings - clear white, lacking black tips. I hoped they would land on the newly-ploughed ground but they drift high and west. Onto the lake where aflock of 45+ Black-headed Gulls interspersed with 5 Common Gull. A couple of Jackdaws flew out one of the Plane trees, and a record 18 (eighteen) Pied Wagtails picked through the turf on the sports field, amongst the massed gulls and geese. Oh, and the first Daffodil of Spring had opened!