|Cormorant Upper Tamar Lake|
Today was the date set for the Wetlands Bird Survey organised by the British Ornithological Trust. So, I dutifully visited Tamar Lakes to record my two sites. It was a grey and misty morning and the birds had begun to desert the open water for cover and breeding sites. I saw a very few gulls but no Black-headed Gulls formerly so common. Although, there was a good number or Cormorants totaling 11 and a species count of 10 at the Upper Lake.
|Marsh and Coal Tit - Lower Tamar Lake|
But the sighting of the month, just as I was about to call it a day and leave, must go to the half dozen or so Swallows hawking over the lake.
Not quite "Summer is acumin" (Summer is here from a 13th Century song) but certainly a promise of summer in the air over Lower Tamar Lake.