Middle of April is a time of year on the reserve when the migrants are heading back. In the last week we have had redstart in very small numbers, pied flycatcher and willow warbler. Still waiting for these to arrive in large numbers and for other species to put in an appearance such as sedge warbler and wood warbler. Other sightings these last few days include osprey, great white egret, little ringed plover and little egrets back nesting near Domenlas.In the woods the bluebells are putting in one of their earliest appearances so the Easter holidays will be a perfect tim eto come and enjoy them. More Brimstone butterflies have been seen in sunny sheltered spots and added to that are orange tip butterflies too. 

It is also time to say goodbye to Theo, one of our interns. Theo is moving on to join the RSPb team at West Sedgemore as their Estate Worker, we wish him well. Apart from Theo's energy and enthusiasm we will miss his photyography too. Here are his last selection of birds seen this last week at RSPB Ynys-hir.