MY BIRDWATCHING HIGHLIGHTS FOR MARCH 2003
|And a few final words for March..... A very busy month with lots of birds to see and very much enjoyed. The waders have been really good along the coast and it was great fun sorting out just what was what. The curlew sandpipers and the broad billed sandpiper were challenging to tease out from the masses of wood and green sandpipers - and the marsh
sandpipers were difficult as well until their long legged stance and needle like bills were picked out. The white tailed plover was an exceptional find though I do not go out looking for rarities, which makes it all the more pleasurable when one just turns up. The hoopoes were delightful to see, among my favourite birds. The osprey was a welcome surprise especially as it was flying south instead of
Spring migration has arrived with a bang so the temptation is to neglect getting jobs done around the house and to take off with binoculars and telescope at every opportunity.
I promise to pay fuller attention to my ‘right hand man’ and give her much greater credit, especially as she has proved more than helpful when I have to stop bird watching and rope her into holding down logs for me while I put the chainsaw through them! Where would men be without the fair sex?