Visit this morning. Steady passage of sand martins and over 6 singing chiffchaff confirmed that spring is here, despite the weather. Several flocks of redshank totalled about one hundred at Turf. A flock of 40 black-tailed godwit was on the marsh alongside c20 curlew, c30 wigeon  and c50 teal. A single marsh harrier was seen and a pair of buzzards displayed during a brief sunny spell.

An osprey was reported yesterday at Turf (9.30 am). Not seen today.