It was lovely to hear the first Willow Warblers coming back at last. I managed to track one of them down and take a couple of photos. You can see the pale legs in these photos which is one of the ways to tell them apart from the similar Chiffchaff which has dark legs.
It was sat up alert singing its beautiful, slightly melancholic cascading song. One of my favourites!
This isn't the best shot, but it shows a Wren busy nest building with a beak full of dried leaves.
Another thing I've been waiting for is the flowering of the Marsh Marigold. It's such a wonderful burst of golden yellow in a still drab landscape each year.
Just a photo of the beautiful bark of the Silver Birch.
A Moorhen checking himself out in the reflection. I'm sure it must be a male! (-;
We have some feeders up at the reserve and this female Pheasant was standing underneath and kept looking up to the feeding finches above, waiting for some tasty morsels!
There'll be a Somerset Levels post shortly.