The swallows were there as well, several of them but I would expect the numbers to increase sharply over the coming weeks. No sign yet of house martins or swifts, but they must be on their way.
Away from the water a linnet, singing lustily, was perched high in a tree.
Wrens being wrens tend to stay in the shadows. I almost missed this one hopping around at the base of a wooden fence.
During lunchtime I headed out to the fields. It's good to stretch and the lambs are now becoming quite boisterous. This one has a very patient mother.
And a portrait of another of the youngsters.
The real pick (and a very welcome surprise) was lurking on last night's trail cam footage. It's tiny, but it is undoubtedly a fox cub and the very first sighting of one this year.
Camera note: all stills taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens. Video from the Bushnell Trophy Cam HD.