Monday, 12 April 2010

'Spring Ash in the Air' 18.04.10
The last couple of weeks saw the departure of the last of the Lesser Redpolls at our local feeding station & the start of some serious nest finding sessions both locally and at Wicken Fen. Having been ill for the last few weeks with a flu type bug and chest infection, time out in the field has been sporadic to say the least! However I did get my first Wheatear (2) & Swallow (1) on the 4th April at Landguard, along with 2 fabulous Firecrest bathing in small puddle just before dusk. My first Sand Martins (2) and a Sedge Warbler (1) were on the 8th at Martlesham Creek. On the 7th April Phil had 2 Great-white Egrets over the car near the BT Building in Martlesham on the way home from work! I have also been photographing early spring insects . . . .

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