Being the time of year when winter visitors are departing whilst summer visitors are arriving was neatly illustrated by seeing 3 Whooper Swans flying towards Norwick followed a few minutes later by us seeing our a Chiffchaff in our rosa - the latter being our first for the year.
After a few passing showers early morning it soon became a bright sunny day. More good fortune as whilst again gardening today I heard the Gulls start alarming and looked skywards to see a Common Crane approaching high from the east, fly around the contour of the valley of Norwick and depart to the south - the second we have seen from our garden since living here.
Common Crane over Millfield, Norwick
Our previous earliest date for this species was 31/3.
A day staying at home gardening was considerably enlivened by the appearance of a pod of Killer Whales originally hugging the base of the cliffs of Lamba Ness eventually crossed the wick allowing us closer views until they continued south.
Red-throated Diver deciding it was time to depart!