All previous 16th records occured during autumn passage in September. A great start of to patch birding.
Further along the willow scrub and dense hedgerows, Willow Warbler & Chiffchaff were moving in small numbers. Elusive Nightingale gave brief view and started singing in the blackthorn. This is the 5th site record and 2nd this year for the patch with the previous record in the garden nearby!!!
1 Female Redstart, 6+ Whitethroat, 10+ Blackcap, 2 Skylark, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting along with Stock Dove &2 Green Woodpecker were nice additional bonus to the day's birding.
|Blackthorn hedge where the Lsr Whitethroat's were.|