Yesterday saw a mainly cloudy interlude in the recent clear and very warm weather. I took to my bike nevertheless and was rewarded with several new migrants among the forty five species that came my way. The most notable were nightingales which were singing in over half a dozen locations, although not yet in a full throated way.
While watching my first tree pipit of the year which was typically singing from the very top of a tree, an early swift flew high up across my line of sight.
Other migrants, although not new ones, included hoopoe, cuckoo, yellow wagtail, green sandpiper, swallow ( including one group of fifteen which sat evenly spaced on a telephone line) and meadow pipit.