A garden warbler and several chiffchaffs also called from the "swamp" before I crossed the red brick bridge and on to the reserve. A water vole dropped into a ditch, followed by another near the feeders. 8 small tortoiseshell butterflies in total as well as a pair of orange tips.
A distant pair of whitethroats were new for the year, as were sedge warblers: 1 on the opposite bank from the water voles and one in Wallbury.
3 year listers (LSW, whitethroat and sedge warbler) and a good list of birds made this a most successful wander whilst the car was cleaned nearby.
|long tailed tit|
|neat drake mallard|
|1st of the year: distant whitethroat|
|common buzzard overhead|