Out on the reserve, a beautiful warm day meant Spring was well and truly in full flow. Several Reed Warblers had clearly arrived during the week, and were singing all over the site.
A lone Green Sandpiper was present:
A single Little-ringed Plover and a few Redshank were the only other waders seen:
The resident Lapwings were defending their territories from the usual numerous Crows, allowing some nice flight shots to be captured:
Other signs of Summer, apart from the weather, were a good number of Sand Martins and even a few early Mallard and Coot chicks (more of which later):
On the way out a nice Mistle Thrush indicated a nearby nest and posed well as it collected food around the entrance area: