It was a busy weekend on the marshes that started with ‘Mayflower’ thundering through on Saturday morning and the KBC walk then proved most productive with superb views of Marsh Harriers and Buzzards, plenty of smart dabbling ducks and the finding of a female Black Redstart flycatching from the electric fence.

Black Redstart - Tom Bell

There were at least 12 singing Chiffchaffs - Chris Barnes

Pintail - Tony O'Brien

A pair of dapper Wheatear, early scratchy Sedge Warbler and a quartet of Sand Martins added to the vaguely spring-like feel while two Water Pipits, 18 Redwings and a Fieldfare reminded us that the winter was but a short while ago.

Fieldfare - Tom Bell

Pat Hart got some great video clips of some of the species present...