A Garganey helps you work rest and playLess than common visitors to the reserve this week were a pair of Garganey who arrived on the 12th and were kind enough to pose for me on Friday, although at a distance that made a good image difficult, (well it was the 13th). The jungle drums were clearly active and a certain Lee Evans appeared on site later on Friday and was heard to declare down his mobile "there are definitely no garganey here".
The Garganey of course, do not require a permit to visit HESC.
Other more common spring visitors include Chiffchaff and Blackcap, which appear to have arrived in good numbers and along with the occassional Cetti's are singing their little heads off.
Common Tern are now present and Sand Martin, House Martin and a couple of Swallows have also been seen.
Not long until we hear the first Cuckoo methinks.
(Photographs taken by and © Tony Bedford)