Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Mid afternoon is probably not the best time to hear bird song but today there was plenty including a sedge warbler (on canal bank), Cettis (1), bullfinch (1), willow warbler (6+), chiffchaff (8+) and a blackcap. Difficult to estimate the number of sand martins but guess at 200 accompanied by 3 swallows and 2 more over the canal. A water pipit was on wet flashes near the railway. There were at least 6 buzzards soaring very high in a tight group.