02 May 2010

Drowned out

It was raining when I got up at 04:00 and it didn't stop until about 08:30, as a result the 'Dawn Chorus Day' walk at Uskmouth turned into a soggy slog as we trekked from one reluctant songster to the next. Highlights included: Marsh Harrier, flyover Tree Pipit, two Grasshopper Warblers (one sat atop a fence post in full view), and the look of unfettered joy on the punters' faces as the RaSPBerry staff arrived to open up the cafe.

Brief stops at Goldcliff and Boat Lane produced, amongst other things, Spotted Redshank, Cuckoo, Swifts, a brood of two Ringed Plover chicks, and Barney the Barnacle Goose.

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