First House Martin of the year

16th April 2015 – sunny spells NW1/2
Grounded Migrants
Another small fall produced 27 Wheatear, 24 Willow Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, 14 White Wagtail, 4 Blackcap and a single Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
The first 3 House Martin of the year flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The first-winter drake Long-tailed Duck remains in residence and waders included 14 Purple Sandpiper and 4 Ruff.
At least one Little Egret continues to linger.