Said to Didge (Asst Warden) - "we ought to keep our eyes open for swallows today, it'd be a good day to see one". Two seconds later two flew over our heads.

Bit of a cheat really, as it was the 6th April (so you'd expect to maybe see one) and it was over Cattawade, where you often see them first at this time of year.

Great feeling though, instant buzz of spring!

1st lapwing nests found, up to 12 nests yesterday