First time back on Soil Hill since early January. I was kind of hoping for a nice return welcome but that did not look likely whilst walking up seeing only Magpie and Carrion Crow
Onto the top and I added Robin, Grey Heron and Curlew to my Patchwork Challenge Score-sheet. Not a bad return.
Then walking the top, I flushed JACK SNIPE. It took a fraction of a second to interpret the bright gold stripes on the bird I booted, but quick look through the bins confirmed a short bill and it did not call when flushed. It moved off pretty sharpish so I only managed distant shots, and I'm a bit gutted the stripes have not come out in the poor light.
Jack Snipe is my first two point species for PWC this year. I was pretty thrilled with that, and thats an understatement.
Also added Stock Dove and Meadow Pipit to PWC scoresheet as well
Not a bad return to the old patch at all
Soil Hill: Magpie, Carrion Crow, Robin, Grey Heron, Curlew, Jack Snipe, Skylark, Stock Dove, Meadow Pipit, Mallard, Blackbird,