Tuesday, 12 April 2011

White Bums for White Nuns

9 House Martin were over the Lakes at lunchtime, recorded by pretty much everyone who was out (John Marchant, Neil Calbrade, Andy Musgrove, Richard Thewlis, Chris Thaxter, Viola Ross-Smith, me), and taking the total to 112.

The first Reed Warbler of the year was singing in the reedbed for Chris Gregory earlier on (111). He also has another species recorded as a 'possible' from this morning; I won't say what it is for fear of cursing our chances of nailing it!

Talking (as Darren was) of rules, I'm beginning to wish we'd said 'on or over'; those flippin' ultra-distant waders are going to clinch it for The Lodgers at this rate.


  1. Cetti's? Surely only a matter of time!

  2. Nope, Cetti's is far from a cert; we trapped and ringed a family group in summer 2009 but no records since (and I'd have expected to have heard them by now, if there were any around).