23rd April. In Bloom

The last few days have been fairly productive though I've still a few holes in the year list, some despite being relatively regular are scarce at this young site, namely:  Lesser Whitethroat (only one last year), Grasshopper Warbler (no records since 2011), Sedge Warbler (very rare here, just 2 records). A nice surprise this morning though was a partial summer plumage Spotted Redshank an unexpected patch tick and my first new species this year.

Is there a finer looking spring than a male Whinchat? Though this one was a bit drab compared to the cracking male earlier in the week.
However, any male form of Yellow Wag' is a worthy contender 

Hopefully a few more of these before the spring is out.

Another good year so far with double figures most days over the last week. No Greenland types yet though.

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