This mornings walk was a bit of a rush, with only around 50 minutes to play with. I arrived just after Stephen, so we checked the car park together. It was again pretty busy there were at least 4 WILLOW WARBLERS, several BLACKCAPS, 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS, NUTHATCH, GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER a few GOLDFINCHES including several young birds. It was actually difficult to tear myself away! I did eventually and headed to the hedgerows, these seemed to have livened up again after last weeks lack lustre performance! There were good numbers of CHAFFINCH, REED BUNTING, YELLOWHAMMER, WHITETHROAT, BLUE TITS and GREAT TITS all moving along the hedge. I stood still briefly in a couple of places and was rewarded with my second REED WARBLER of the year.
Later when Stephen looked for the Reed Warbler he also found our second Stonechat of the year, a very speckly individual, not long fledged. The other piece of news I learned today was that a Common Redstart was seen in a garden in the village yesterday, it just needed to be a few hundred yards further east!