As I was not actually at Blashford today I have only reports received to present, but there were several notable sightings. On Ibsley Water the 2 black-necked grebe, water pipit and rock pipit were all seen again today. In addition the first white wagtail of the spring was seen as was a wheatear. By contrast my attempt to find one on the coast failed, disappointing as I usually reckon to see one by St Patrick’s Day.
It was not only Ibsley Water that had the birds though, a bittern was seen again from Ivy North hide and a mealy (common) redpoll was reported on the feeders.