The Garganey that has been present for a few days was found quite quickly, and for once was not too far away.
Not much on the marsh, apart from three Green Sandpipers-my first of the year. The north lagoon was full of ducks, all rather far away. However the southern lagoon had a couple of feeding Pochard close in-there were one or two chicks around too.
The tern rafts were occupied in the main by loafing ducks, along with a few families of Black Headed Gulls.
As soon as I walked into the Kingfisher Hide, the female was seen perched on one of the branches stuck into the water. Apparently this has been a very good year for them, and it looks like they may be starting a third brood soon.
It was starting to warm up a bit, and I started to see a few Dragonflies-mainly Brown Hawker, and the occasional Black Tailed Skimmer. A few Azure and Common Blue Damselflies were out too. Butterflies consisted mainly of Small White, Gatekeeper, Ringlet and Peacock with a few Speckled wood and Green Veined White.