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25th Apr

Very quiet with a cold northerly breeze. The only birds of note were a Jack Snipe, an Arctic Skua, three Buzzards, five Lesser Whitethroats and two Siskins.

The first Small Copper of the year and two Red Admirals were seen.

Elsewhere, an adult Night Heron was seen on the Reserve in the afternoon and the Black-winged Stilt was seen again along with the regular two Glossy Ibis and a Red Kite.