Two Swallow feeding around the seawall and Amusements early afternoon equalled the previous earliest ever arrival in 1997, with a Sand Martin over the Golf Course the second earliest record. Other migrants included two Chiffchaff, one in song, a Greenshank in off at the seawall and three Raven and two Rook overhead. Elsewhere the Cetti's Warbler and four Shoveler were at the Main Pond.
Swallow - Alan Keatley
Counts from the estuary included 380 Oystercatcher, including an Icelandic ringed bird, 147 Curlew, 132 Common Gull, 28 Redshank, three Eider, two Greenshank and the Slavonian Grebe.
Wildlife News: A Green Longhorn moth Adela reaumurella had emerged at least a month early with other spring insects such Tree Bumblebee and Green Shieldbug also noted. Elsewhere a Grey Seal was offshore.
Green Shieldbug - Alan Keatley
Aglaostigma aucupariae - Alan Keatley