Black-billed Grasshopper Warbler
Yes he's back. His mate has a normal coloured bill but this bird is quite striking. He has set up territory in the same place as last year.
Reed, Sedge and Grasshopper Warblers all back at East Chevington now, although not in any great numbers. Delighted also to see my first Whitethroat. In a couple of weeks I'll no doubt be cursing their never ending scratchy song.
Five Whimbrel on the patch but no sign of the dark-rumped one yet. Common and Sandwich terns also increasing in numbers.
Well, Dunnock. Subtly marked but not so subtle when it comes to courtship and 'pairing' up.