I was meant to be out with dad today but he phoned very early to say he had had an awful nights sleep and so he'd stay in.
So I headed to the forest.
I soon added to the yearlist with House Martin and Common Whitetroat.
And not long after that I heard my first Cuckoo, saw a Lesser Whitethroat and was pleased to see a Common Tern sitting on the tern raft (lets hope a second turns up soon).
There were 5 Grebes on the lake and I was concerned I couldn't see any young as all the nests seemed deserted.
This chap displayed for me.
But hang on what's this? A STRIPY HEAD BABY ATOP MUM!!! There is a second in there somewhere - saw them both later.
As I was drinking my cuppa (ok and eating a sandwich!) this chap sailed into view.
A couple of Cuckoos flew across the lake then this chap came in.
Record shot of a Common Whitethroat
Well think I'll spend the rest of the day at Dad's in the garden.