An early morning start had me parking up on a bridleway that runs towards Mercote Farm and walking a few hundred yards to where a Melodious Warbler had been found several days ago. A pleasant walk with no one else about. The song of the Warbler was heard so I must be in the right place, confirmed by the trampled bank of the "twitchers" who had to see the bird as soon as it was reported!
I must be in the right place!
The Melodious Warbler was showing well between excursions into the thicker vegetation, singing constantly, and taking great exception to a family of Blue Tits, that ventured into its tree! They were soon shown off! An absolute pleasure to see and hear and is competed with the noise of the nearby recycling centre. Not another birder was seen until I met a group of three on my way back to the car. Of course, the Warbler was a life tick for me! Part 1 of my morning can be seen HERE