13th April 2012
Weather :- sunny with a light wind
Only had a couple of hours today, so kept it short around the woods and reservoir.
Reservoir was quite, few mallard, one swan, several coots - one dragging a rather large twig to the nest and a herring gull.
Woods showed up the usual suspects, with 4 chiffchaff singing away. Great spotted woodpecker drumming and a pair of jays showing well.
At tabletop - 2 buzzards displaying, good show from one of the chiffchaffs and the first swallow seen on the patch this year, male flying NE.
Grey heron flew over Doulton Clay Pit, along with woodpigeons and magpies.
Otherwise - grey squirrels and buff-tailed bumblebees. First of the bluebells flowering, along with white dead nettles and yellow archangel.