Marshes are still frozen. But to go on such a pleasure marshes, and nothing else. At dawn I saw the lapwing. Something I do not remember we have this early appearance of lapwings. It seems to be somewhere heard whistling duck wings, but not sure. Dawn was a beautiful, sorry did not take place on a tripod and came too late.
Ignoring the squally wind, does tokovali grouse. The wind was such that the camera pulls out of hand, and when jumping Kosachev just drift and soar into the sky. Tokovikov dozen, or so, they sang well. One overdressed Sandpiper morning high comical stood on the edge of the mound tokovischa in his tracks. The rest were wound around the neighborhood, or sitting on the bay near the pines. Teterok seen. Two black grouse lifted later in the afternoon in the middle of the swamp.
I drove across the ice wind, like a sailboat. By noon, blown through and whistled all ears on both sides, I could not stand it — came from the swamp and waved home. In the forest, there is almost no snow, only remnants of the lowlands and dark corners. The snow is wet, loose, not nastovy. Begin opened rapid streams. Small Pichugov twang absolutely in April. By the way, I woke up and red wood ants. Not exactly the ants and ant because all worker ants, are females. Spring came in March! That’s Inflow grouse, followed by the old grouse. It seems that if spring will maintain its pace, then a week after two or three may draw woodcock.
10th of March. South Len.
All big no fluff, no pen in the spring season!
Matveev V.A16 April 2014 at 00:00