Isn’t he beautiful
On Hackney Marshes, the afternoon sunshine brought the Cetti's Warblers into song, a total of 3 individuals. On the path in-between the car park and the bridge, I finally found the Firecrest which has been there for about a month now. Chiffchaff numbers seem to have increased a bit with about 5 on site.
On the edge of the reed beds on the way up to Passage House there were 4 Water Rails and 6+ Snipe with a few Reed Buntings flying around and a Siskin in the reeds. One of the wintering Common Sandpipers was on one of the muddy banks. It seemed like there was only one bird wintering here up until the cold spell in January, when the cold temperatures must have pushed a couple more down from further up in the country.
I had a look for a possible early Little Ringed Plover at Passage House. Sadly there wasn't one there. Hopefully we might get one in the next couple of weeks.