Saturday, 29 March 2014

Barton Broad

Saturday March 28

The first day of S Easterlies, what would they bring? Barton Broad is our nearest 'look and hope'. It being the weekend, we were not alone on the platform, Baz and his driver of the day, plus three others, had been there two hours already.
Apart from the three Little Gulls and three Common Goldeneye we saw, they had added Kingfisher earlier. The sky was hazy, but we'd hoped for Sand Martins and or Common Tern. It's a good place in favourable conditions to see both species late March, we saw a Swallow here that early too, last year.
A fly-catching female Reed Bunting, calling Water Rail, Chiffchaff and Cetti's kept us occupied. A male Sparrowhawk flapped and glided its way across the Broad.
As I reached the car park, the partial song of my first Blackcap rang forth.
This is positively the last photo of the Slime Mould. RIP.

To put it in perspective.....

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