About 17.00 hours, 1 BITTERN flew up into hedge behind reed bed and perched/roosted as it was getting dark. Was able to point it out to John Foster who had just arrived. About 16.00 hours a small wader flew in and went across into reed bed. Couldn't identify it, but it gave two call notes. Maybe a Dunlin?
CORN BUNTING flock perched in large tree before roosting in reeds, approx 65. (see image above).
Male BLACKCAP has been singing in my garden since its arrival and today I spotted a female (see pics). They were both feeding on privet hedge berries (Sally Douglas)