So here I am... sitting outside with a cup of tea at 0409 with Pip bats and moths zooming roubd in the warm balmy air while dawn chorus erupts around me. The walk has gone out but I have the sounds of waking birdlife all around. Sedge and Cetti's warblers were already on the go when I arrived and Skylarks were soon singing up high. Blackbird, Robin, Song Thrush have now joined in along with the vociferous Marsh frogs and a wealth of wetland birds starting a new day.

A Whitethroat, wren and Reed Warbler have thrown in their lot and we still have nearly an hour till sunrise....

Whitethroat... singing when it looks like it should be eating (Jo Collins)

18-5-14

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