Most of my outings have been very local recently, so with some good weather it was good to head out to Dernford Reservoir initially to see what was about. First sighting was this male Reed Bunting.
Dernford is also a very good site for Skylark and there were good numbers and such a joy to hear them singing.
A Ruddy Shelduck has been present for a while and like most records the origin of the bird is subject to discussion, but still a striking bird.
It was then time to check up on the local Marsh Harriers, but while walking around it was good to hear a few early Chiffchaffs.
The Marsh Harriers showed well, and it was wonderful watching them flying over the reedbed in glorious sunshine.
A great way to end the day.