Thursday, 24 March 2011

Team BTO will not like this...

Not so fast Team BTO!

Walking home last night, I finally met up with our new warden and arch bird-finder Andy Schofield. An illuminating conversation revealed that on Andy's fourth day at The Lodge (Feb 4th), he had heard a Woodlark singing from a patch of rough grassland opposite The Lodge gatehouse called Woodcock Covert. He subsequently heard it on the 7th. 

So I needn't beat myself up about yesterday's silent 'short-tailed larks' anymore.

Woodlark, OTL and all square at BTO 98 - RSPB 98 (subject to acceptance - hereafter STA).

NB: this record is subject to acceptance by the Bedfordshire Bird Club Rarities Committee