The visitor centre opened today (Saturday 1 May) - and what a great day it was! Highlight of the day was 4 HOBBIES hawking insects over the marsh. Right in front of the new hide a pair of LITTLE RINGED PLOVER was setting up a nest site. Nancy found a sitting Redshank on the east island. There are at least 10 lapwing young, which we were able to show to lots of visitors. Cuckoo was vocal and was flying around towards the end of the day. Whitethroat, lesser Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and Blackcap were all heard and seen.
One NORTHERN WHEATEAR at the north of the reserve and good numbers of common terns. Five buzzards and two red kites were also were seen. GOOD DAY!! (Paul Reed)