After not getting common whitethroat yesterday i got up early adn got to Croxley about 6.45. The moor was alive with song. Chiffchaff, willow warbler and blackcap were all present and very vocal and it only took me about 5 minutes to find 2 or possibly 3 whitethroats in full song.
Walking along the river i got a sudden burst of song from the reeds as well. A reed warbler was giving full voice and even showing itself occasionally. I also got a nice family group of bullfinches in the woods. No sign of the cuckoo Geoff had got the day before though. Even got to work by 8.30!!!