I made my way down the zig-zag (now partly tarmacked....grrrrr!) amid the songs of several Chichaffs and watched a couple of Bullfinches nipping off fresh buds.
I continued and heard my first Willow Warbler and watched a Robin building a nest close to the path leading to West Meads.
After a coffee I made my way down to the Black Pond and as I did so I was aware of the song of a Wood Lark coming from the 'Nightjar' area...this was the highlight of my day although I never did see him, let alone get a photo....but such a wonderful sound!
A Great Spotted Woodpecker was pecking out a nest hole in a very old rotten tree and a Nuthatch was calling non stop from the top of a birch...on and on he went but with no response from a prospective mate!
|He was certainly persistent!|