A bit of a disaster meant I had the unpleasant job of clearing the main sewer from the house this afternoon, yuk! So it only gave me an hour to do the real important job of checking the scrub over at the lake!
I need not have worried about missing anything, as it was much the same as yesterday, lots of BLACKCAPS were singing, as were the other summer migrants that have turned up so far, CHIFFCHAFF, LESSER WHITETHROAT, WHITETHROAT, and the ''purring'' TURTLE DOVES, with the CUCKOO calling from somewhere nearby, a pity the Willow Warblers don't hang around to breed on my patch, there song would have fitted in a real treat.
No time for migrant alley today, but I think i'll make up for missing most of this afternoon, by having an extended outing tomorrow. Being the last patch visit of April, I want to try to get one more new species for the month, that would give me the joint highest monthly count since I started watching my patch, which is 73 species recorded in December last year, quite something that December should hold the record!
Below is a pic. of a MOORHEN, on its small 'run off' pool.