Lockdown Diary: Sunday 12.4.20

Easter Sunday was yet another, warm, sunny day. Things were very much as usual in the country park though a second pair of Common Terns had arrived. The only new bird which I managed to record for the year was a Sedge Warbler, singing from the reeds by...

Easter Sunday was yet another, warm, sunny day. Things were very much as usual in the country park though a second pair of Common Terns had arrived. The only new bird which I managed to record for the year was a Sedge Warbler, singing from the reeds by a small ditch. This is spot on for the average arrival date for Sedge Warbler around here.
Has anyone else noticed quite how many Green Woodpeckers there are this year? I have been hearing them everywhere recently. The Blackcaps are also ubiquitous and seem to have modified their songs since arrival. They now seem a bit more fancy and varied in their singing, throwing in more pace changes and mimicry, presumably at a critical time for impressing females.