Walking over to the bushes area, more birders were here including John H & Dick W, looking up we saw the star bird giving us an aerial extravagansa, an excellent Pallid Show flying around often right over our heads. Slightly smaller than a Common Swift, with cream white throat brown plumage with scalloping on the undersides only seen in good light. For a while it was joined by a Swallow, my first of the year.
The 2 Robs & Andrew E arrived and on a nearby bush perched a magnificent male Bullfinch which flew off right.
Andrew G, Paul W and finally Roger C arrived and we spent an hour or so admiring the overflying Pallid Swift.
2 Grey wagtail and a Great- Spotted Woodpecker flew east over our heads. Finally we walked back to the Sewage beds where I counted at least 7 White Wagtails (4 males, 3 females) feeding on the beds in the company of 1 Grey wagtail, about 6 Pied wagtails & 3 Reed Buntings. In the bushes by the fence, we could hear the sub-song of a male Blackcap which flitted down and out of the bush. A Chiff- Chaff could be head singing too.
Meanwhile a pair of Blue Tits are regularly visiting the nestbox in the garden which I put up on early last year the west side of the garage wall, they were seen regularly visiting the box in the early afternoon.