Just returned from a long sojourn in Israel. Migration seems to be in full swing with many species arrived, including both HOUSE MARTIN and BARN SWALLOW.
This morning, Ian Williams, Geoff Lapworth, Joan Thompson and I saw the first-summer male BLACK REDSTART at Woodoaks Farm that John Edwards had discovered yesterday (April 3rd). There were also two NORTHERN WHEATEARS there, whilst a singing male WILLOW WARBLER remains for a second day at Croxley Common Moor (Joan Thompson et al).
A female Ruddy Shelduck of presumed captive origin remains at Tyttenhanger GP (many observers) whilst LITTLE RINGED PLOVERS are present at numerous locations.
Lee G R Evans