Thursday 7th May

We found the first Natterjack string this morning, approximately four weeks later than previous earliest, hope this is just because of the cold weather and there are a lot more to come.

There are two pair of swans on the reserve, one on the fishing pond, the female maybe the original and now has a new partner, the other pair are on the long pond but are a bit timid and keep their distance, we have just had confirmation the female was ringed on Ormsgill reservoir in 2011. No sign of either pair nesting.

Reed Warblers that normally visit the fishing pond, have not arrived yet.

A Cuckoo was sighted in the sand dunes last week but nothing since, they usually arrive in the Willow tree area any time now

Bob and Brian