A very nice stroll along the Mill Stream to the railway line and back yesterday morning. Nice flock of Long-tailed Tits at the start, then all was fairly quiet on the outward leg. Several Cormorants were in their usual tree. On the way back I noticed a family of Mute Swans – 2 adult with three youngsters – in the wet patch, heard Meadow Pipits and Skylarks, then a pair of Stonechats were frolicking about on the overhead wires, though could only get a pic of the female. Back in the scrub again I heard a quick burst of Cetti’s Warbler and a Bullfinch calling.

And it hasn’t taken long for the vapour trails to cloud that lovely blue sky we had become used to! (VB)