An hour to kill before starting work today so took a stroll around Bookham Common. Through the woodland the voices of Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Wren, Chaffinch, Jay and Blackbirds helped to cheer the spirit as the sky was overcast with a hint of possible rain showers plus fairly windy. Brief sighting through the tree tops of 2 Swallows. At the pond I followed a Common Whitethroat singing from various vantage points but not willing to pose long enough for his portrait. (One day I'll get him!) Today only 7 Mallard chicks seen so there may have been some predation in recent days. Moorhen was also present.The lone Canada Goose (apparently not a regular sight here) swam over to check me out.
On my way back to the car park, via an area of scrub and bushes, there were more sightings of very vocal Garden Warblers attempting to get paired-up, Song Thrush serenading me plus Blue, Great & Long-tailed Tits flitting around. The Cuckoo called from some distance and the Swifts made another brief appearance.