20 days since the last year-tick (Chaffinch) and a most welcome Goldcrest turns up in the garden. Some more signs of Spring on the patch - Skylarks singing, 3 pairs of Ringed Plovers on territory and about 40 Meadow Pipits heading north. Elsewhere the Robin remains in the garden (present from January), 4 Pintail and a Grey Heron on Loch of Gards and the 8 Barnacle Geese in with the Greylags. And finally, this evening's sunset ended in a green flash.
Just two year-ticks so far in March - Skylark and Chaffinch - and that's with checking the patch out every day so far this month ! Other highlights - up to 5 Shelduck on most days, Peregrine on the 6th, 5 Pintails on the 15th, a Robin from the 9th and 9 Barnacle Geese on the 18th.