It was very pleasant drifting around the Wolds looking for spring hares but I was out of luck so headed to Scallows for my sandwiches and a wander around the wood. It was beautiful just to be in the wood good to see dog's mercury carpeting the bottom end of the wood. The ramsons is still looking fresh but I resisted picking any more; we still have pesto and frozen soup and more frozen leaves. The buzzard pair drifted over the wood and were very vocal; hopefully I shall find where they are nesting, I think in the tall larches in front of the hide.
Eventually I decided to head for The Fitties to see if there were any dabchicks on the lagoons. As I approached the coast it was evident that there had been a shower and more or less as I parked up it clouded over, began to rain, then sleet, snow and finally hail. The squall quickly passed over and the sun came out again providing fantastic light and dramatic skies. Unfortunately there were no dabchicks but I had good views of a couple of teal and an egret.
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