I was on the reserve earlier this morning and wandered along the grass banks below Harty church, normally a good spot for early Wheatears but apart from a few Skylarks and around 50 Brent Geese on the saltings, there was little about. Seems I might have to pop back to Warden Point again, where I managed to see Wheatear, White Wagtails, Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap yesterday in the enjoyable company of Andy M and his good lady.
Harty gossip at the moment alleges that a fox hunt on Harty last week cornered at least one fox, which was killed, I assume that the artificial trail that was presumably laid led them past that fox by accident.
It is also alleged that the police were called by somebody to the finding of a swan found shot dead. One method of scaring swans off the crops out there at the moment is to fire a noisy rifle over their heads, I assume the two are not connected.