Newburgh Lake at lunchtime- Shelduck were bouncing on the waves and above them at least six Swallows. I have never seen this number of Swallows in March. They were making light of the 60mph gusts as they swooped low over the water to feed. At one time four passed low by some Shelduck. The gales have flattened many daffodils which were just coming up to their best show and Cherry Plum blossom is drifting off the trees like snow.