Monday, 16 April 2012


Back in the land of the non-motorised, things are finally showing signs of picking up: A couple of House Martin (122) with 30-odd Swallow (123) over the Nunnery Lakes in a biting Northerly yesterday, and despite a sharp frost, a Sedge Warbler (124) singing away this morning.

To illustrate just how slow/late things have been this year, my 2011 Nunnery / Nunnery Lakes list hit 107 on 12 April; this year I'm on just 96 for these 2 sites as of today.

My Nunnery / Nunnery Lakes species accummulation during the TEAL Cup

Missed a Peregrine over the Lakes yesterday - that's one of 5 motorised-only species in my circle this year that are yet to fall to the only list that matters, the others being Marsh Harrier [fair chance], Merlin [tough], Golden Plover [fair chance] and Green Sandpiper [straightforward].

Percentage of target to date - 80%
Distance cycled - 235.2mls / 378.5km
Latest addition - Sedge Warbler (124)

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