Monday 24th March
A Green Sandpiper was on the scrape and the first of 6 Chiffchaff was singing as I started my walk. Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker were calling, with the latter drumming. I crossed the railway and walked along the Medway, 2 Lesser Black Backs were on the river as well as 6 Teal and a few Stock Dove were around. The first of 5 Cettis called.
Brooklands Lake had 20+ sand martin zooming around over it and along the Millstream I added 3 Sparrowhawk and a Grey Wagtail, and at last, a Little Egret (77 for the year) on the scrape, my first here for the year - although it has been present for weeks.
SAND MARTIN - BROOKLANDS LAKE