My first Sand Martin for the year was on 26th March at Staunton Harold Reservoir, along with 2 Chiffchaff and 9 Lesser Redpoll. Two Swallow and a singing Blackcap at SHRes on 27th March were also new for the year.
The drake Ring-necked Duck put in an appearance at Melbourne Pool briefly on 28th March, also there were 2 Shoveler and 4 Gadwall. The main arrival of Chiffchaff at SHRes arrived on 30th March with at least 7 singing individuals, a fly through Goosander and a single Sand Martin. Lots of local Raven activity. The first Cowslips were in flower on the 31st March 2021.