A total of seven patch visits over the last three days, with not a great deal to show for my efforts. With almost four seasons in just a few days I had rather hoped that I might sneak an early migrant or two. Two Knot on yesterdays third visit were the highlight, though they didn't stay long with a near constant stream of dog walkers around the waters edge.
Today's awful weather kept the canine wanderers mostly indoors. The days second visit, in heavy rain and a strong north/northeast breeze, produced 13 Ringed Plover (a big local count for March), 3 Dunlin, Curlew and a blinged Oystercatcher parading a fine set of colour-rings (orange left leg, green over yellow + yellow over knee on right leg).