W/C 26thApril to 1 May
27th – Bratton to Whitecross
Walking with a non-birdwatching group. Heard Blackcap, Chiffchaff and Green Woodpecker. Swallows on the wire by the old Manor House at Bratton (by Stinky Lane).
29th – Ellicome to Alcombe
Walking with a non-birdwatching group. Good view of Blackcap singing. Heard Song Thrush, Chiffchaff and Green Woodpecker.
1st May – Nutcombe Bottom to Bats Castle circuit.
Heard my first Cuckoo and saw 2 Yellowhammers, also Song Thrush, Stonechat, Willow Warbler and Buzzards (both settled). Heard Raven and Chiffchaff as well as other usual suspects. Yellowhammers’ song not perfect, I think they need more practise “eese” was muted.