The overwintering Goldeneye and most of the Goosander have left, but up until a few days ago, the male Smew remained.
The large flock of Lesser Redpoll are still at the reserve and Snipe numbers have decreased in the last week or so.
A pair of Oystercatchers have visited Tern Island daily from mid February, hopefully the successful breeding pair from the last two years.
Several pairs of Black Headed gull, in summer plumage are staking out their nesting positions, on the Tern rafts and Tern Island. Blue and Great Tits and Nuthatch have started to occupy the many nest boxes, that are around the site.
Whilst in the Colebrook North Lake hide last week, a Water Rail walked past, a few yards away, the first that I have seen this year.
As the spring migration starts to gather pace, hopefully a few unusual migrant visitors may just drop into Moor Green for a day or too, fingers crossed.