4th March 2012
With rain forecast for much of the day I decided to head for Thorpe rather than Whitlingham, in the hope that any passing waders may have been forced down by the weather. As it was there was little water on the scrape, and no sign of anything passing overhead. Three Snipe and a couple of calling Reed Buntings represented the highlights. Disappointingly the bird screen has been kicked in (unless this is part of the NWTs plan for an urban nature reserve). A sad state of affairs, but in terms of cover it makes very little difference.