A walk around the sludge tanks started with a herd of 30 Mute and 5 Whooper Swan in fields by the Holpool Gutter, the latter relocating to Lordship Marsh later in the morning. Birds of prey were again out and about this morning with a female Peregrine, several Common Buzzard and then a ringtail Hen Harrier. A possible migrant Chiffchaff in a Silver Birch along the banks of No.4 tank. The warm sunshine brought out good numbers of Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies. Also emerging into the Spring sunshine was a Common Toad.
Observer: Paul Ralston
The wandering Great White Egret found some soul mates in a field with the mornings Whoopers both species watched from Lordship Lane out towards the M56 motorway.
Observer: Paul Crawley