Whooo hoo! First Sand Martins at last!  Another wonderful spring day although a little fresher in the east wind. A pair of the Garganey were still showing very well and the 'usual' selection of good raptors kept out eyes to the skies with both Hen and Marsh Harrier, Buzzard and almost constant Peregrines keeping the skywatchers on their toes... Just want an Osprey now...

There are now three Little Ringed Plovers

Watching and waiting... they can stay here all day if regularly supplied with tea! Please note that these specimens may drift in and out of the marsh but I would not call them migrants... vagrants perhaps?

There have been a few butterflies around in the last few days and Les got some good shots yesterday.

Small Tortoiseshell