Lesser Whitethroat- 3-4 singing males around at the moment
Swift- a couple today and five over Beddington Lane later
Immature Mute Swan- last year's young were driven off site by the 3 breeding pairs currently around. This bird has recently arrived and is hiding out on 100 acre so far undetected by the birds on territory.
My old laptop has finally packed up so I spent the rest of the quiet day purchasing a new laptop and now pulling my hair out trying to get everything set up and working out how to use windows 8. Lost all my apps too so downloading Photoshop Elements again (but unsuccessfully so far). Had to edit these pics on HP Photo. Doesn't help concentrating with all the noise going on of a police helicopter literally outside the window, a load of old bill and their dogs making a right racket while dragging one of the neighbours off.
Whitethroat numbers are building as the perennial vegetation grows up taller. There's probably 20+ singing males now. Also 3-4 Sedge Warblers, 8+ Reed Warblers and one or two singing Chiffchaffs.
The first brood of Moorhens are out, two broods of Canada Geese and still only one pair of Mallard (down to 11 surviving young from 13).