Lovely day so decided to try the scrubs. Had been really good (there is a theme starting here, should go when a bird there not after it has gone!!) with redstarts around but recent reports. Paths were still quite damp and the scrub by the railway had been cut back REALLY hard lmiting the available habitat. There was one possible redstart in the "reserve" area but way to brief to claim. Only decent bird was the first whitethroat of the year, and a few mipits but it was a gorgeous day to be away from my desk for at least an hour.