Otherwise to be fair the last 5 days have been a write off. The appalling cold saw a complete stall it appears in any movements (or observers wanting to brave it!). Up until Sunday things has been moving well. Cuckoo, hobby, swift all in last weekend along with the first common tern:
Perhaps a far more exciting warbler to have on site last weekend than cetti's was a grasshopper warbler reeling on South Marsh West - the first time in many years we've had a genuine 'Spring' bird as opposed to summer refugee from grass cutting elsewhere. Alas no further sound since with the cold weather. Dunlin was a nice drop in today as last Friday:
Otherwise we finally got an osprey tonight courtesy of Lee Johnson, alas too late to make use of our platform this year. And a 'bus like' male redstart spent the day today on East Scrub - many years without one and now two the same spring! Brambling & Egyptian goose on the 20th. The first common sandpiper on the 22nd.
So - spotted flycatcher, turtle dove would be great but vain hopes. Garden warbler should be imminent. And then whatever spring passage waders may drop by; last year was respectable enough with wood sands etc; but this year the lagoons and marshes are ready and waiting...
Reserve walk next Saturday at 10am.