I couldn't sleep after a restless night so found myself on the Marsh by 06.45 despite the early morning mist that reduced visibility significantly. I also re-learnt a rule that I had forgotten, if you don't like Spiders, don't be the first person over the Marsh! I must have walked through fifty webs by the time I got to the tin bridge.
|Can you see the Water Rail? - No, me neither!|
I came back across Clayhanger Common in the vain hope of encountering a Willow Tit but almost nine months into the year and still no sign of the species on the Spot or on the marsh. Locally extinct perhaps? I will have to have another go at finding the Chasewater birds, although two previous attempts have also proven fruitless.
Anyway - every day seems a bit different at the moment and it seems inevitable that one lucky observer will eventually connect with something out of the ordinary, I don't expect it to be me but I will keep trying anyway.- Chaz