Up tp 9 degrees, sunny with scattered cloud and a light north westerly. Still very wet underfoot, especially around Wintersett Res. but felt like Spring.
Wintersett Res: 2 Sand Martins were flying around near the north bank at 08.20 this morning. The 2 Sand Martins seen yesterday by G Ashworth and S. Allen were the earliest ever seen here - previously 9th March in 2002 and 2012 (see previous blog post). The Chiffchaff, Skylarks and Yellowhammer were singing as were 3 male Cetti's Warblers - west bank, SE corner and boathouse. The north bank Cetti's Warbler was singing this afternoon.
Botany Bay: Lapwings were displaying over Botany paddock/field.
Moorhouse Lane Big Pond: Wigeon 38 and Teal 10. No sign of Firecrest today.
Anglers CP: 4 Curlews, a Buzzard hunting Wood Pigeons, a Green Woodpecker and 2 Grey Partridges were all in the back fields. 2 pairs of Oystercatchers went head to head in a posturing/screaming match on the north bank this afternoon.