Willow warblers have arrived

Yesterday there were a number of Willow Warblers singing, especially in the trees just before the tip.

Because of the mild winter, the Natterjack ponds were checked out earlier than normal, all have plenty of water but no signs of any strings.

Near one set of ponds the ground was covered in Lichen, not sure what type, see photo.

Shelduck are flying and calling, trying to compete for a mate.

A pair of Mergansers were in the channel, normally resident on the long pond, but not this year.

Plenty of Pipits about on the reserve, not many Skylarks, more on the tip than in the reserve.

Bob and Bri