The breeding bird survey trips we'd carried out so far this year had all been characterised by rather cold weather, so the warmer temperatures we experienced today were most welcome! Also volunteering on the survey was Alf, Colin, Katie and Alasdair, good to have many skilled sets of ears and eyes!
|Heading off on the survey.|
|Forge Mill Lake.|
|Nice display of cornfield annuals by the new visitor centre.|
|The completed survey sheet.|
On the sheet above, each species has its own two-character code - e.g. RW is Reed Warbler. Different annotations mean different things, e.g. the code in a circle means the bird was heard but not seen, an arrow shows that it was flying and the direction; things like food, chicks and juv are fairly self-explanatory!