A cycle round to the Pitch and Putt where there were around 45 Teal feeding on the rapids viewed from the black railings.
I headed to the Waterworks where a Little Egret was probing around Bed 16, with four Teal present there. A drake Shoveler was roosting on the west pond.
At least two Cetti's Warbler were calling from around the reserve, with a singing Blackcap there too. Two Grey Wagtail flew around the hides. Then at last, my first Swallow of the year flew low over before heading speedily toward the south. A single Sand Martin also shot through with haste.
I decided to head back to the Waterworks again and was glad I did. A Common Buzzard thermalled high to the north, and another Swallow flew over heading west. I sat on the benches by the entrance for a while. Unsure of whether I'd heard a familiar 'song' I walked onto the entrance bridge only to hear the zipping, tumultuous vocals of a Sedge Warbler deep in the thickets. I never saw it, but it was present for at least 20 minutes before moving on.
Butterflies seen today were Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell, Small White, Peacock, and Speckled Wood.