Tricky conditions with SW winds reaching 20mph. Largely cloudy though occasional sunny spells. Temperature 13°C.
A female Wheatear was my first of the spring.
Other highlights: 3 Shoveler, 4 Wigeon, Peregrine, Common Buzzard, Common Snipe, Treecreeper, 4 Chiffchaff and 3 Goldcrest.
One patch year tick - Wheatear.
There's always a feel-good factor to seeing your first Wheatear of the year