The kingfishers have hatched their first brood of 2019.

Today, we received 2 reports of small fish going in to the bank and 1 of something white being dropped just outside the bank (probably egg shell). The pair were very active yesterday with change overs occurring every couple of hours so the signs were looking good and smack in the middle of our estimated time frame of 19-21 April.

The kingfishers now have 24-26 days to feed up the young before they fledge. Which will keep the adults busy bringing in enough fish to feed those hungry mouths.

We will be holding one of our exclusive VIP kingfisher mornings with only 8 places available! This will be held on Saturday 11 May 2019, RSPB members only, 6.30-9 am £17 each. Please ring 01992 708 383 to book.

In other news lovely male gargany showing from draper hide today, the pair of redshank seemed to have moved on but still lapwing displaying.  Common tern are also back and dropping by the Draper and tern hides. The full assemblage of warblers are in with whitethroat, reed and grasshopper arriving last week to join the already present blackcap, chiffchaff, sedge and cettis, willow warbler have passed through and the final additions to warbler list arrived to day garden and lesser whitethroat along with first hobby of the year.

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