It's been a productive day today on the Patch. Firstly Steve Goddard had a female BRAMBLING visit his garden in Wolvercote briefly and then this evening I found a couple of AVOCET roosting on the floods. This species is quite often an early spring bird here on the Meadow though it's by no means guaranteed that we get one each year. Apart from these birds, there are 6 REDSHANK, 2 RUFF and 5 OYSTERCATCHERS still about.
Duck numbers are starting to reduce appreciably already and the Meadow is looking noticeably less birdy than just a few weeks ago. Sadly, there's been hardly any gull roost to speak of lately.