Saturday 4 April 2009

Spring is sprung...

What a gorgeous day in the sunshine! After a very enjoyable evening with John and Steph in SW London, we headed out into Surrey this morning, starting with a quick stop at Frensham Great Pond. The drake Ring-necked Duck was still present, though distant, sleepy and hazy. A Swallow calling over attracted attention, my first of the year.

We meandered our way through the South Downs to Pulborough Brooks RSPB, and then meandered around the reserve in shirt-sleeves... bit different to that Ptarmigan trip a few days ago! Plenty of signs of spring in evidence, with Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff in song, and a pair of Little Ringed Plovers chasing about over the pools.

Final stop was taken from the Good Pub Guide - the Wheatsheaf in Bough Beech broke our journey nicely, and offered superb food. Highly recommended!

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