Straight away I could hear Willow Warbler singing and I added a further four as I walked along. I had my first Sedge Warbler of the spring singing from the reedbed in the cutting and the only other warbler I had was a singing Blackcap.
On the pool I had another Sedge moving through the reeds. Out on the water I had a pair of Great Crested Grebes, 11 Tufted Ducks and a Coot on a nest. My half hour was soon up and it was back to more report writing.