A gloriously sunny day started frosty and crisp but soon warmed up in the blazing sun.

At the feeders in Binn Green still the usual suspects were still  visiting despite the weather: Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Chaffinch, Siskin, Robin, Goldfinch, Blackbird and Pheasants a plenty!

Elsewhere, we had the first sighting of Ring Ouzels for the year, when 2 Males appeared near Ashway Gap.

Other species seen included Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Meadow Pipits, Stonechats singing in Celebration Wood, Wren, Black-Headed Gull, Jackdaw, Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, Magpie and Pied Wagtail.

Toward the tail end of the day while volunteers were hard at work putting up our new welcome signs: a pair of Tufted Duck appeared on the reservoir, 2 cormorant, a pair of Oystercatchers and 4 Herons coming back from a feeding frenzy of frogs and toads high up in the valley.

No sign of the peregrines today, but they will be laying soon if not already, so we will be keeping our eyes peeled!

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