Sunday 3rd May
Rarest thing seen today was me actually out on my patch!
I was out from 8am for a couple hours or so. It was unexpected so when I grabbed my camera the batteries were dead...so no pictures today I am afraid (and typically there were a few potential opportunities for some good pictures.....!)
I started off by the water works and walked through the east and west scrub, over the railway, along the medway (very high tide), through the sunken marsh and then around Brooklands and along the Millstream and back.
Obviously as I haven't been out for ages I was able to tick off the migrants today. I also kept a count which I don't usually do.
Numbers were.....23 Whitethroat, 13 Nightingale, 13 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler (Millstream) 3 Willow Warbler (all West scrub) 6 Swift, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Cuckoo, 4 House Martin, 2 Sedge Warbler (1 Sunken Marsh and 1 Millstream) 12 Blackcap, 6 Cettis, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Swallow, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Green Woodpecker. Other wildlife - 2 Slow Worm and a single Small White.