Friday 2nd March

Another mild day thought the fog never quite left the Meadow and was still lingering when I visited late afternoon so it was quite a contrast compared to yesterday's sunny conditions. Bird numbers continue to diminish though there is still plenty to look at. As far as waders were concerned an OYSTERCATCHER was about as were the 10 REDSHANK still though I couldn't see any dunlin. A flock of a couple of hundred golden plover were knocking about and there were half a dozen or so lapwings around today. The three SHELDUCK were still present and there were still a few PINTAIL about. The gull roost was a rather small affair and I couldn't find any med. gulls despite careful looking. Indeed the best that I could come up with was a single common gull and a 2nd winter YELLOW-LEGGED GULL. Migrants are starting to be seen elsewhere in the country and I'm looking forward to the first sand martins which should be very soon now.

Misty lapwing (and a redshank)

Muddy-billed oystercatcher

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