With such a big fall of migrants across London this week it was good that the reserve did not get left out and although we did not get any Redstarts, Whinchats or Pied Flycatchers we did get over 20 Wheatear, 30 Willow Warblers and 20 Chiffchaffs on Monday as well as a Tree Pipit and a brief Ring Ouzel. Sedge Warblers and Whitethroats are now in and Blackcaps are bursting into song.

The trembling song of a Willow Warbler is one of my favourites and it is so good to hear some many of this one abundant summer visitor cascading around the woodland and car park area. Delightful little birds...

(Trevor Oakley)

(Denis Tuck)