Quite a number of birds seen during March are now looking very handsome in their full breeding plumage. of note were a pair of Grey Wagtail which looked immaculate. All but a few of the many Black headed Gulls at Colebrook Lake North are sporting their brown hoods and the noise level of the gull colony at Tern Island has slowly got louder as the month progressed.
At the New Workings end of the reserve Shelduck numbers increased to five, whilst a Lapwing was seen to be nesting. Little Ringed Plover have arrived, hopefully they will have another successful breeding season.
Chiffchaff are now singing throughout the reserve as are Great Tit. Oystercatcher are back at Colebrook Lake North, where they have bred successfully in the past few years.