This morning I was joined by Tom. We cycled down to the gate where the Mill Stream meets the Downslink, and after chaining the bikes up walked to Woods Mill and back. The outing was mainly notable for heavy showers and the potency of the coffee Tom brought along. We did still manage to see some birds (although no sign of any Turtle Doves):
Reed Warbler 6, Whitethroat 6, Chiffchaff 3, Blackcap 1; and two heard only with Nightingale and Cetti’s Warbler.
After picking the bikes up we cycled home in the pouring rain, it was that kind of morning.