We enjoyed a fine spell of weather in late April which brought the migrants back home.
Our local short-eared owls & lapwings were displaying, and the bonxies returned to territory.
The 1st chiffchaff was singing locally on 15/4; and the 1st wheatear back on 19/4.
Our swallows returned home on 21/4 (4 days earlier than last year!); and the 1st whimbrel passed overhead on the evening of 23/4.
Flocks of gorgeous golden plover are passing through daily, and the yellow flowers of Spring are most enjoyable: celandines, marsh marigolds and primroses.
3 late whoopers were seen at Liddel on 29/4.