Pleasant walk round the patch this morning. It's the time of year when this visual past time becomes virtually an audible puruit only.
4 sedge warblers at various spots round the area.
2 lapwing chicks near darter pool.
Common whitethroat present in the mid teens - it's my perception that these have been the most common warbler in the patch for a couple of years now.
Willow warblers (4) and chiffchaff still singing.
Blackcap singing on top of a tree at the estuary gate car park was the best sound of the day.
Unfortunately it looks like the locals had spent Good Friday sunbathing at freemans pool. A kayak has been abandoned poolside and a pile of tins, crisp packets and a football has been left. With a bit of luck, May will be cool, wet and windy to allow the local ground nesting birds to breed successfully.