MONDAY 21 MARCH
The beautiful spring weather associated with a high pressure system which centred over most of Britain on Saturday continued today. Temperatures remained stable at around 13 degrees C, with long sunny periods and light winds.
I concentrated my efforts on Bedfordshire today - adding five new species to my county year list. Undoubted highlight was a pair of displaying LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKERS....
CHESS VALLEY (THE WATERCRESS COTTAGE LOOP) (BUCKS)
What was presumably the Pow Wow Lake COMMON CHIFFCHAFF of Saturday was singing strongly from the scrub behind McMinn's this morning (Chris Pontin)
The Pow Wow Lake held an adult Mute Swan and 8 Tufted Ducks, whilst 2 male Great Tits were in song, 4 Wrens and a Song Thrush was seen.
The pair of Great Crested Grebes are still nesting on the smaller of the two fishing lakes, with 23 Tufted Duck there