It flew across the track and was chased by another male Blackcap, my first of the year.
Down by the river track, I heard the familiar call of Swallows and 2 excellent Swallows flew past and west over Peto's marsh. A nice early date. On the marshes were 2 Shelduck and several Greylag (15) and Canada Geese (10). Constant scanning of the horizon revealed just a distant Marsh Harrier and no other sought after raptors.
A Snipe flew over calling and flew north. Up to 4 Chiff- Chaffs heard and 2 Green Woodpecker flew in the tall trees of the copse and a hole under the divisive "V" of main branches from the top looked suspiciously like a potential nest hole.
Cetti's Warbler were heard along the dissecting path but not seen. A lot of people either walking dogs (2 groups), cycling (2 people) (always just before I walked down any of the paths of the reserve) or even setting up a camp fire (5 people with motorbikes!!) at the bowl led to a lot of disturbance of the area and consequently nothing else was seen.