There was plenty of bird song to enjoy at Bookham Common yesterday morning, but we had to work hard to see the singers! Twenty pairs of eyes managed common whitethroats, chiffchaffs blackcaps and cuckoo of the spring migrants with lesser whitethroat and garden warbler heard. The nests in the heronry still contained a few adolescents reluctant to leave home and a little egret flew over. A red kite and some common buzzards were seen, one of the latter with a damaged wing. The highlight for many was finding a nuthatch nest hole with the adults busily flying in and out. Thanks to the attendees who helped reach a total of 40 species.

Song Thrush
Song Thrush (C. Harrington)