I was back to my farmland site to do the February visit for the English Winter Farmland Bird Survey on Sunday. It was a sunny day – and actually warmer than some May early mornings when I have surveyed this square for the BBS.
There was a lot of bird song and so it felt, despite the lack of warblers, quite springlike.
There were no startling bird records though a flock of Greylags flew over and there were several Buzzards sitting around in fields.
So I’ve accumulated another bunch of survey data but the online data entry was down over the weekend and still is today after its brief resumption in mid February, and so I have a pile of data to enter soon. I’m not looking forward to that at all.
This field has obviously been sprayed – maybe with Roundup? How nice.