29th April 2021

The relentless northerly winds prevalent throughout spring continued, bringing occasional hail showers and resulting in continued single figure temperatures. Thornwick Pools hosted the Bittern and also attracted a Siberian Chiffchaff; the latter the first ever local April record. A Lesser Whitethroat at Thornwick represented the year’s first, whilst a Fieldfare, two Brambling attending a garden feeding station and three Siskin seemed appropriate given the chilly conditions.

Wigeon, Thornwick Pools, by Alan Walkington
Coot, Thornwick Fishing Lake, by Brett Richards