The marsh is full of birdsong as the early breeders all start up again to secure a second brood and those who have only been here a few weeks are still proclaiming and defending territories from late arrivals and jealous neighbours.

Blackcap, Reed Bunting and Sedge Warbler --- a great trio from Michael Frankling

And all the while the female Cuckoos are patrolling the marsh and woodland looking for a suitable victim to follow back to the nest...

A patient Cuckoo.... (Tony Orwell)