Saturday 19th April
NIGHTINGALE SINGING IN THE RAIN!
I added two new migrants for the year to add to yesterday's Swift. 2 Sedge Warbler (getting quite a scarce bird here now) were seen and heard from the path that runs through the sunken marsh at the top of Abbey Mead, also 2 of 6 Reed Warbler heard today were there. 16 Sand Martin, 9 Willow Warbler, only 4 Chiffchaff, 4 Whitethroat and 11 Blackcap were also noted.
I addition to the birds 1 Water Vole and 3 Newt Efts under a plank of wood (either Palmate or Smooth - pretty impossible to tell at this stage)
Still no Cuckoo for me this year (although one was heard last week here)