Some lovely spring sunshine has encouraged butterflies to emerge. My first Holly Blue of the year was seen on Ivy today. A Lesser Whitethroat was in the hedge on Stony Bank on 19th and 2 Common Sandpipers were on the dam. On the same date a single Noctule bat was feeding near to the church. Highlight today were two Bar-tailed Godwits, which flew over heading north. There was also a single Wheatear in the field at the top end and 7 Yellowhammers on the ploughed field.