After hearing of several birds seen later in the day, after work along the Corton Old rail track, hearing my first Lesser Whitethroat of the year, I bumped into regular correspondent Paul W. By the small copse of trees, the excellent Wood warbler sang its wonderful trilling song it flew from the upper branches of the leafless trees it then flew over to a Holm Oak. A large Phyllosc warbler with olive- green upperparts and clean white underparts with a lemon yellow breast. James B & Richard W had been watching the bird but they said it had been elusive.
It sang several times and showed well briefly near the top of the Holm Oak allowing me to fire off a few shots with the camera. It went missing for a while & following a call from James B I drove round to the Old Corton sewage works were a fine male Whinchat was perched on the mound within the old Sewage works compound. 7 Skylark were seen by the field near the church and a Whimbrel was heard flying over (but not seen).