Not had much chance to get out lately due to a spot of kitchen demolishing/fitting but being the first day of spring it seemed only right to have a morning out. With the sun splitting the flags surely the whole area would be awash with early migrants. The patch of wasteground on the eastern edge of Pit-house West always comes up with my first spring Wheatear and in recent years a Woodlark. Unfortunately neither were present but a pair of Little Ringed Plovers gave me some enthusiasm to carry on. A welcome Long-eared Owl was an unexpected bonus but there was very little else of note.
A phone call informed me of a pair of Garganey at nearby RVCP so I paid an obligatory visit and took time to consume an earlier purchased Morrisons Meat and Potato Pie, though I'm not quite sure what meat exactly!!
Having been watching the Orgreave Opencast site for almost a year now I decided that the time had come to follow the lead of the local dog walkers and enter the site by means of trespass. I headed towards a large whole in the fence, that I noticed some weeks earlier, only to find that the bastards from UK Coal had repaired it - how very dare they! Given the trespassers will be prosecuted/shot/bummed notices I lost all enthusiasm and went back to the kitchen.