Patch trot from 07:10 yielded 27 species - disappointing as it was 16 before entering the WHBP and 27 after leaving the Flashes. Shelduck pair are back, no Oystercatchers, but hods of Lapwing, Teal, Mallard, BHG, CG and a few HG.
Best bit was a family of three Roe Deer near the woods, dad was be-antlered (if there is such a word), mum attentive and alert, and the wee one going loopy in the sun.
Skylarks singing, crisp, clear and NOT RAINING!
Bring on the summer!