My first swallows of the year today with 6 going through and a couple of sand martins also. 3 lrp's, 2 ringed plovers,30 lapwing and 16 oystercatchers on the drained no4 res. 5 chiffchaffs, 4 reed buntings and just 1 meadow pipit left from yesterdays fall of 33 in the meadow. 2 shellduck, 36 tufties, 20 goldeneye and 2 great crested grebes on no3 with 4 buzzards displaying above. The Little ringed plovers would certainly breed here but unfortunately the reservoir is to be filled with water again next week.