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Spring

Look for wild flowers around the nature trail. In March celandines, primrose and violets appear, followed by bluebells and snowy white wild garlic on the woodland floor in April.

Migrant birds appear from March, with sand martins over the Ley, sandwich terns patrolling the sea shore and wheatears on the shingle ridge. In April listen for singing reed and sedge warblers in the reed beds. Resident Cetti's warblers call loudly from the fringes and there may be grasshopper warbler, willow warbler and garden warbler in the scrub.

In early May, swifts arrive off the sea, whitethroats and cirl buntings appear in hedges and hobbies circle the inland valleys. The occasional marsh harrier stays around the reed bed.