April was a good month, with little gull, garganey, marsh harrier, osprey, black-tailed godwit, greenshank and redshank all reserve highlights.

Gadwall – various days throughout April, with the highest count being four on 1st April

Redshank – 2nd April

Sand martin – First on 2nd April

Goldeneye – 53 on 2nd April, 11 on 17th April, 5 on 21st April

Swallow – First on 3rd April

Pinkfooted geese – 80 on 8th April, 160 on 19th April, 50 on 20th April

Kingfisher – 9th April

Oystercatcher – 8 on 9th April

Curlew – 25 on 9th April

Snipe – 9 on 9th April

Osprey – seen on 2nd, 10th & 15th April

Tufted duck – 104 seen on 13th April

Marsh harrier – 15th April

Black-tailed godwit – 20 on 15th April

Bewick’s swan – 16th & 17th April

Whooper swan – two on 17th April

Common sandpiper – three sightings, with two seen on 17th & 18th April

Garganey – various sightings in April, with the highest count of two on 18th April

Greenshank – First on 18th April

Grasshopper warbler – First on 20th April

Little gull – 20th April

Water rail – 23rd April