I know I won’t get any sympathy for this, but I feel I am missing out on the true spring experience this year. I’ve just spent two weeks in Spain and got back to the UK on Tuesday evening. Before I left I had seen or heard Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Sand Martin at my local patch of Stanwick Lakes. On my return I find the Sedge Warblers, Reed Warblers, Swallows and Common Terns have joined them (and there may be others – I haven’t had that much time to look and listen).
I was looking at House Martins and Swifts, Garganeys and Cuckoos in Spain and so my spring is all muddled up.
And I’m off back to Spain again tomorrow; to the Coto Donana for another two weeks.
I said I wouldn’t get any sympathy.
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