I was up early to West Hartford this morning. The sun was shinning when I set off but it soon turned cloudy and quite cold.
The highlight on the way was a singing male Blackcap in the bushes at the end of Horton Burn.
I checked the small flashes in the fields overlooking East Hartford, right of the substation first. Only Lapwings were on the muddy margins.
On the main pool 6 Greylags were calling loudly before flying off. Also 4 Shellduck and a pair of Gadwall were on the pool.
Whilst scannign the bushes behind the substation 4 Sand Martins flew over and a Willow Warbler - Patch Tick, started singing.
81 - Willow Warbler