Sunday 17th April 2016

A better day but with a cool north breeze, highlights included 25 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warblers, and a female Ring Ouzel at the east end of Holme village. Also of note were a female Wheatear, a Tree Sparrow near the NWT feeders, and a single Yellow Wagtail flying over.

At Walsey Hills a Tawny Owl was heard in the morning, other highlights included 7 Mediterranean Gulls, 35 Swallows and 14 Sand Martins, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 5 Blackcap. The first Holly Blue and Orange-tip butterflies were also notable.