John and I were out in the morning, again hoping the weather would deliver us something good and for a change it actually did. John picked up a female Wheatear early on, stood out on the pontoon. Not long after that I had seen a Common Sandpiper and a Yellow Wagtail. While we were there a Dunlin dropped in and remained for the day. There were lot of hirundines around all day with a peak of c.200 in the evening, but it would be interesting to know how many passed through during the day. There also seemed to be a lot of warblers around.
Mark Ribbons visited mid morning and saw our first Common Whitethroat of the year and there was a second Wheatear. During John's lunch time visit a third Wheatear had joined the first two and Tim Clark had a Yellow Wagtail in the Upper Cherwell Valley and three Greylag Geese fly over mid afternoon.