At Moor Green Lakes during April, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Reed, Sedge, Garden and Willow Warbler, along with Little Ringed Plover, Swift, Swallow, House and Sand Martin have all arrived. The Warblers have been busy, singing and setting up their territories, whilst the Hirundines feed up over the lakes to either move on later or perhaps stay local.
On the 7th, at Thursley Common, Surrey were two Great Grey Shrikes, who had spent the winter there, but will probably move north, to their breeding grounds in a week or so. Also at the common were four freshly arrived Redstart, the males of whom looked stunning.
An adult Little Gull in full breeding plumage was at Moor Green Lakes on the 11th, a very handsome looking gull. It spent it's time, flying up and down the lake catching flies. Again at Moor Green on the 18th were two Yellow Wagtails, who decided to stay for a few days, before moving on.
On the 23rd, I went to Fleet Pond, Hampshire, in the late afternoon, on the off chance, that perhaps I might be lucky enough to see an Arctic Tern, which regularly pass through on migration. Up until now, I had been unlucky, but today two birds were there, in company with Common Tern, feeding up, before resuming their migration.
It will be interesting to see what other migrants turn up in the next week or two.