Took Gem for a walk around Hanchurch Common, looks like a lot of trees have been felled around the Woodsman Cottage so will be a longer walk to find the Crossbill.
After hearing Blackcap for about a week now in the wood behind the house I was on the hunt to find these great songsters this was quite an easy task as a couple of males were around the area of the feeding area in the car park. Also noted in this area were Nuthatch, Jay, Chaffinch, Great and Blue Tit plus a Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff were heard.
Moving down to the Common itself a Woodpecker could be heard drumming and calling from further ahead in the wood plus again a Blackcap could be heard which soon showed itself along with Willow Warbler and Wren and the Great Spotted Woodpecker eventually flew across the Common. So for not a lot of effort quite a nice few birds were noted.
Roll on Easter week and some proper days out!