After the moths I met up with Alex, I was hoping for a maybe a first Cuckoo for the year, one has appeared on April 9th in 3 out of the last 5 years so they are running a bit late for me! We do now have our SWALLOW back in it's summer home where it roosts in the log shed, it headed off when we finished recording the moths. We stayed out in the fields today and were accompanied constantly by SKYLARKS, up to 5 and a SONG THRUSH, that could be heard from almost every point of our walk. Again LINNETS were everywhere but the light wasn't the best for photos. We came across the COMMON WHITETHROAT again and a male REED BUNTING sang from the top of a blackthorn in the hedge. Two smaller flocks of HERRING GULLS flew south west again, 14 and 9, probably yesterdays 23 having had some sort of argument!! I was hoping to hear NIGHTINGALE as Alex hadn't heard one before and just when I thought it wasn't going to, it did give us a few phrases as we approached it's favourite spot. Also whizzing around the fields this morning we saw 2 GREYLAGS 2 CANADAS a GREY HERON and about 10 STOCK DOVES.