I saw Dave B scanning the Brooks this morning.  He reported two Swallows heading north – no chance of me seeing them!  However I did see three Shelducks and he pointed out that two of the 14 or so white blobs were Cattle Egrets.  Also directed me to a Peregrine in a distant field, though again, I wouldn’t have picked it up myself.

Val Bentley, 23rd March 2024