Sunday, 27 April 2008

Corncrake Dawn

What a dawn; still and clear. The French team and I headed for Gruinart and the RSPB hide.
Not much at first light but with the rising of the sun and warming of the day we saw 13 Black Tailed Godwits in summer plumage, a female Garganey and a young Whooper Swans....then came the call - crex-crex, crex crex. Then...another. In the fields beyond we saw 27 Whitefronts and one Barnacle. What a morning and back for late breakfast.