Well after a trip to Wales in late March for 3 days & then a m10 day tour in Extremadura, most of early April disappeared without a chance to cycle or post anything! I did sneak out on the 22nd March - a lovely Red Kite (105) from an unmentionable location!
Earlier in the week the first returning Swallow (106) graced out television aerial.
Anyway a steady bike ride this morning produced a host of summer arrivals! The first was Willow Warbler (107), the next was less than expected as I have been on the coast all week without hearing or seeing a Lesser Whitethroat (108), but the first of the year was singing from hedgerow as we cycled along the lanes not far from home. At Guist the Marsh Harriers are back & I am pleased to say look as though they are nesting again this year. Also here - 2 House Martin (109), plus Cuckoo (110), several Blackcap (111) & 2 Whitethroat (112) were then noted.