Monday 16th April

Today on a late morning run around the patch it was very much the usual suspects in the usual places. The floods held a LITTLE EGRET, the usual smattering of ducks and today there were three rather than just the usual two OYSTERCATCHERS. A few swallows and a single house martin flew through whilst I was there. I tried the Trap Grounds to look for early sedge and reed warblers but had no luck and Burgess Field similarly had just the usual chiffchaffs, willow warblers and blackcaps. I haven't mentioned butterflies yet but there were quite a few orange-tips about and a few days ago I saw my first speckled wood and small white.

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