Sunday, 4 March 2018
4 Mar - An amazing change in the weather, sun and melting snow and ice. Very good views of the (hungry) Water Rails from willow hide, emerging regularly from the reeds to feed in the open. Also very confiding Teal here. Otherwise, the pools largely frozen - Bewick's Swans on the Tack Piece and on the River Severn - they may well migrate soon if the wind stays in the southwest. Also a mass of waders including Lapwing, Golden Plover and Dunlin around the melting pools on the Dumbles plus probing Snipe, 2 Brent Geese among the feral Barnacles and a perched Peregrine. Nice to see green grass again.