At last! Some glorious sunshine for our birding. Some said that was too hot! We were at the Rutland Water Egleton reserve on the hottest April day since 1949!! The birding was pretty hot too with Group year firsts of American Wigeon, Osprey, Avocet, Turnstone, Bar-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Mediterranean Gull, Little Gull, Common Tern, Sand Martin, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and Sedge Warbler.