I had another really enjoyable day today.
A local walk this morning produced some more quality birds and a few new Chiffchaffs. A roving 'flock' of 7 Jays were possibly my first in the local area and a potential garden tick in the waiting!
I purchased some trees to improve the value of my garden to the neighbourhood birds so that I can get more birds in. Whilst sorting the new plants out I had a second House Martin join the first bird foraging over the house. I had my second record of Redshank from the garden and another first, as a single Cormorant flew south overhead.
A brief trip out this afternoon resulted in a very special birding first for me. Pictures may follow...