My first ever post anywhere, so bear with me if I'm not good at this. Lousy wet, cold and windy weather at L. CyD today, but that often stops the migrants. Hence 60 Sand Martins and about 8 Swallows battling upwind repeatedly, trying to take the few insects on the wing. Something odd though. Last week there were nearly 400 BHGs all pairing up, but today just 15. A pair of Lesser BBs, (which bred last year, and fed on the eggs and young of BHGs), are loafing about, plus water level rising and flooding of smaller islands may be responsible. After dark last night there was a mighty clamour of flying, calling BHGs coming from The Flash - may be significant. The oystercatcher appears to be incubating since 29th March on the Oak Tree island (even in the sleet and snow).
Still 4 redpolls in the garden coming to niger - first winter they've visited, and also Green Woodpecker and a nocturnal Curlew trilling on the field behind the house (on 31st March).