Warm weather on the 20th March had several Brimstones and Tortoiseshells on the wing. A flock of 50 Meadow Pipits were on passage on the 21st. On the 23rd Chiffchaff were singing and on the 24th four Sand Martins and a single Swallow were over the res. A male Siskin was seen displaying on the 27th and a Marsh Tit was coming to the garden feeder. Today, 28th, Raven and Peregrine were fly overs and a single male Wheatear is feeding in the fields near Retreat Farm.