Text from Dan this evening mentioned a grasshopper warbler reeling at the Lucy Brook. I investigated must didn't manage to locate the little critter. It's a while since I have looked round Freemans Wood and it is easy to forget what a productive part of the patch it is with blackcap, willow warbler and chiffchaff singing. It is often the place to head on an October morning and has pedigree for records of scarce and rare migrant passerines.
5 swift were in the area, with an lrp at the pool and 3 lesser whitethroat on the cycle track near the wildfowlers.