Good weather has brought the summer visitors with it, with growing numbers of warblers setting up territories.
After many sites in the county have had visits of Little Gull this spring we at last had four of these delightful little birds visit us today.
Highlights today were the Garganey, summer plumage Water Pipit on the lake, a singing Whitethroat and 8 shiny Yellow Wags. Still some winter visitors around too.
Not much to report with the persistent cold NE winds meaning only a few migrants arriving. New to me - Swallow, Yellow Wagtail & Garganey.
Highlights today were 2 Bittern running along the lake side, the welcome return of lots of hirundines, a male Garganey, a pair of Little Ringed Plover and the soft song of a Bullfinch.
A quiet day with the highlights, a Great White Egret still, my first Sand Martin of the year and meeting the boss of WWT in the hide and having a chat about birds.
A bright but breezy day with more signs of spring with arrivals of Sand Martin, Yellow Wagtail and Ruff. Still 2 Great Egrets around and a brief boom from a Bittern early morning. Over 100 species recorded on the reserve so far this year.
A great day accompanied by GAR who found some good birds - a 2nd Great White Egret, Little Ringed Plover, Jack Snipe & Bittern.
Beautiful day, despite the wind, with some spring migration in evidence - a passing Curlew, Sand Martin and 2 singing Blackcaps.
Five Avocets paid a visit during the morning but only stayed an hour. The Great White Egret was still present.
Results of our twice weekly bird census submitted by Bruce Martin and Graeme Reed