As we move in to the fourth year of the blog, I am pleased to report the return of the pair of Goosander to our lake. Although only a fleeting visit, a few days, sometimes a week, they have arrived on time. The dates of their previous visits, including this year, are:
- Friday 17th February 2012
- Thursday 19th January 2011
- Thursday 18th February 2010
- Monday 16th February 2009
Last year they surprised us by arriving a month early, a trend that continued throughout the gardens, the whole year was three weeks early, but how would they know, the wonder of birds and their migration. Hope to see you next year between the 16th-18th February, will let you know if this prediction, and their migration, is on time.