It was a good winter, in terms of rain, and the fields of Spata are flooded once again; bad news for farmers but good news for birders! The first passage migrants have appeared - 10 Garganeys, more than 40 Green Sandpipers, along with a few Snipes and Little Ringed Plovers, a couple of Ruffs and a single Spotted Redshank. Flocks of House Martins and a few Barn Swallows are present as well.
|Garganeys are always one of the first migrants to appear|
|Little Ringed Plovers are very common during passage|
The signs are good for this area, and we hope that the area will remain flooded until May, so as to attract many more interesting wetland species!