Monday, 4 May 2009

Are things turning around?

A juvenile Whinchat at The Scrubs (sorry I have no spring picture)
Not quite the day I expected on several levels. 

Firstly, they promised a sunny warm weekend. Well that never happened. This morning was positively nippy at The Scrubs initially with impending rain clouds drifting in from the west. Thankfully, Mr Blue Sky made a brief appearance staving off the rain. But the drizzle did happen later as did the grey cloud cover.

Ornithologically, things brightened up this morning, lightening my mood. I discovered 2 migrant Whinchats in the grassland and there was a steady passage of Swifts and Swallows heading north. It was nice to see a movement of birds because up until now The Scrubs had a definite settled feeling with just the breeding birds doing their thing.

Back at home my time was spent catching up on the various writing projects that I need to complete. Sometimes I wish I had a factory like Andy Warhol that specialised in knocking out all my work for me.

Well, I can dream.....


Warren Baker said...

I also had a Stunning male whinchat on my patch today David.

The Urban Birder said...

Nice one Warren!