An early start today before work saw far more Sedgies, willow warblers, chiffchaffs and blackcaps than the previous few days. Additions came in the form of 6 whitethroat(123), a singing Cuckoo(124) and a non singing garden Warbler(125). Also today the first common tern of the season flew past reception (not seen by me). I had the Garganey this morning again fly in with a female Teal, it then headed off at about 7am high to the east. It's so good to get the opportunity to study the finer detail of the wing pattern comparison with Teal, its a really obvious feature even at a distance.
Things appear to have gone back to normal for the time of the year birdwise, although more resident species should be breeding! The tree species such as Willows are usually an early source of nectar but are only just coming out, finally a welcome relief for much of the wildlife.