Sunday, 7 April 2013

Trimley Marshes

I left Ipswich at 0530 hrs and the temperature was zero, picked up Anna and by the time we had arrived at Trimley we were in thick fog and everywhere was cloaked in a heavy frost.

We had to wait a couple of hours before the sun burnt off the fog and frost, and it was then we caught a few birds. Normally my first Chiffchaff of the year would be located by song but today my first encounter was of one in a net. There were eight Chiffchaffs in the area and we caught four. We also caught our first Bullfinch of the year.

After a very cold start to the day in turned out warm and sunny.

The reserve was alive with birds, noisy and a there was a great deal of activity. Observations included Woodcock, two Peregrines and five Buzzards and a Spitfire over.

A frosty start to the day

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Trimley Reserve

This morning we saw Barn Owl, Sparrowhawk, 2 Woodcock and 7 Redpoll.  Still no summer migrants.