Lockdown Diary: Tuesday 5.5.20

It was back down to Ferry Meadows CP for me today, though it was not a day of great change (the weather has been a bit too nice!). Perhaps the most remarkable thing at the moment is the sheer number of warblers in the park, particularly Sylvia warblers...

It was back down to Ferry Meadows CP for me today, though it was not a day of great change (the weather has been a bit too nice!). Perhaps the most remarkable thing at the moment is the sheer number of warblers in the park, particularly Sylvia warblers. Whitethroats are everywhere, Blackcaps are very common, but the real stars of the show are the huge numbers of singing Garden Warblers. Their glorious bubbling warbles seem to be coming out of every tree. In fact, today, I counted five singing males in the 100 metres or so between Bluebell Bridge and Ham Bridge, in the park.
The other highlight, for me, was a Cuckoo, which seems to have a set circuit around the 'reserve’ area of the country park, then over the River Nene to the nearby golf course (and its high poplar trees), then back again, even singing ‘cuckoo’ as it flies.