Thursday 24th April
A pre-work visit between 6am and 7.20am today....too murky for any photos. Some good numbers and one new bird for the year today - a Lesser Whitethroat rattling from the path between the railway and Abbey Mead - I think that is my 89th bird species of the year here..I must have a tot up! In addition to this 11 Nightingale, 15 Whitethroat, 11 Blackcap, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Cuckoo (on wires over the sunken marsh), 6 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Song Thrush, and 1 each of Great Spotted and Green Woodpecker.
Also one Water Vole in the drainage ditch between the east and west scrub.