April has certainly got off to a better start than March finished, with daily arrivals of summer migrants. We heard our first willow warbler this morning, a bit earlier than usual, and our first white wagtails too. No blackcaps so far, so that's another species that should arrive in the next few days.
Sand martins have been more numerous in the last few days, now that the cold northwesterly winds have dropped, and there have been a few swallows , and our first house martin on Friday (3rd). Wheatears have been sporadic, but there are now lots of chiffchaffs holding territory around the reserve. Our first osprey of the year was spotted by Rob Hughes this afternoon, sending all the gulls into the air as it headed northeast over the lagoons.
Read more recent sightings on the reserve blog.