A brief visit this morning produced the years first Reed Warbler singing in the reeds by the bridle way just past the pump house. Lesser Whitethroat was found on Maltpit and also along the bridleway towards Noke. There were at least two Grasshopper Warblers reeling in the car park field although they were not doing it with any great enthusiasm. There are still six Wheatears on the grass by the hide. Peregrine could also be seen sitting out in the middle of the field.
The recent heavy rain has swollen the pools and scrapes across the whole reserve and it is looking much more attractive to waders and other waterfowl. The year count has now risen to 120 there may be more after the weekend.