Only a month overdue!!?? Here's the WeBS count from March:

P1

P2

P3

Total

Great crested grebe

5

12

10

27

Coot

18

25

51

94

Tufted duck

31

179

134

344

Teal

4

4

40

48

Mallard

7

15

6

28

Canada goose

17

15

11

43

Greylag goose

34

22

4

60

Water rail

2

2

Mute swan

2

7

3

12

Bittern

1

1

Gadwall

4

11

7

22

Oystercatcher

1

7

8

Pochard

1

1

Goldeneye

2

34

36

Avocet

6

6

Moorhen

1

1

Black headed gull

6

16

22

Grey heron

3

3

Shelduck

2

3

5

Shoveler

36

36

Wigeon

30

30

Common gull

27

27

Little grebe

3

3

Dunlin

2

2

Curlew

5

5

Great white egret

1

1

Cormorant

4

4

Little egret

2

2

I think the April count is happening tomorrow! so at least I posted the March one prior to that. The reserve is looking wonderous at the moment, full of spring time delights. Migrants are creeping in... sedge warbler, reed warbler, hobby, whitethroat, swallows, sand martins and a smattering of waders, including a whimbrel this morning. The cowslips are in bloom and the blackthorn laden with blossom. Butterflies are on the wing and the first dragonfly of the year was seen this morning. For the first time we've had bramblings on site throughout the winter, with a new Langford record of 50 being set, there are still some around with 8 being reported today feeding near the car park, the males looking resplendent in their breeding plumage. Make the most of them whilst they're here as they'll be flying back to their breeding grounds soon. Photo below taken by Langford photographer extraordinaire Stuart Carlton:

Anonymous