Willington.Bedfordshire.April 2011.

I spent a few hours around the pits from first light. It was bloody cold first thing and a mist hanging around, but I picked up new bird song for the year notably Cuckoo,Sedge warbler,Willow warbler and Turtle Dove. Blackcaps were very vocal and showing well. My first Sand martins of the year despite them being around for some weeks now. I didn't pick up any Yellow wags' in the fields but I knew I would connect with them at the dumps for some images. Nice to be out at this time of year, and I love first light birding.