Recent wind directions have not been overly favourable for spring passage in recent days, these winds would block significant migrant arrivals, however, birds do still arrive, such is the urgency to get back and reaffirm their breeding territories.
|Whitethroat or 'Nettlecreeper'|
Dereham (Rush Meadow) 0930-1030
Bright conditions greeted me as I arrived at Rush Meadow. Sheltered areas were pleasantly warm, however, the cold, fresh north-westerly was most noticeable in exposed areas.
|Singing Willow Warbler in Hawthorn at Dereham, Norfolk 15th April|
Over the nearby sewage treatment works, many Swallows and House Martins gathered to feed.
A short walk along the bank of the river produced singing Goldcrest and Chiffchaff whilst a diminutive Wren moved mouse-like through ground cover.
A single Little Egret was present in trees, and then on grazing land close to the river.