I had a short visit to the lake, and adjacent scrub area this afternoon, where BLACKCAP, CHIFFCHAFF and TURTLE DOVE were heard, and the first young TREECREEPERS were seen, associating with a family of GOLDCRESTS. The tree nursery only had a couple of WHITETHROAT, but butterfly wise there was a PAINTED LADY, only my second this year. A short skywatch back at migrant alley only produced KESTREL, another Sparrowhawk, and a HERRING GULL, while a STOCK DOVE called from a small copse nearby.
Spot the sparrowhawk!
This Chiffchaff was at the lakeside scrub. By the shape of the twig in front of it, I think it may of been telling me something!