Spent the best part of the day at Martin’s Haven, Marloes Mere, Dale & St. Ann’s Head, and what a stunning day it was.  A moderate northerly wind combined with big blue skies made for a pleasant temperature and the light was crisp.  A few Swallows were heading north, Reed Buntings were singing and a Sedge Warbler sang from the willows in front of the Britton Hide at the mere.  On the Deer Park, above Martin’s Haven, two pairs of Stonechats were chasing each other around, clearly fighting for a prime territory.  One of the males showed a distinct pale rump, not uncommon in early spring.  Plenty of ducks still on the mere, including 3 Tufted Duck (2 drakes), several Shoveler, double figure Teal & Mallard, and at least two Little Grebes sang their beautiful trilling song.  A day to lift the spirits (not that they needed lifting, but you know what I mean).