Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Another early start this today. Got to MSQ by 0600hrs and left at 1200hrs. Lovely bright morning, but the wind was a bit on the chilly side. Heard my first Cuckoo of the year and saw my first Swallows this year. I can't believe they were warming up in sunshine, 'cause the wind coming across the lake was very keen!!

Spring is definitely in the air as there were plenty of coupled Shield Bugs on the Gorse.

As well as the Swallows there was lots of Martins (Sand ones I think) and I must have seen at least 4 Treecreepers. Willow Warblers also seem in abundance on the reserve this year. But I haven't had a decent view of any Blackcaps yet.

This Willow Warbler was singing its heart out

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