After the drama of Wednesday night I travelled to Bagmoor, Thursley and Hankley Commons on a very warm and sunny morning on Friday. I thought I'd take a look at Bagmoor Common in the hope of finding Marsh and Willow Tit, and maybe even Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - but still no joy.
However, I did see another Cuckoo fly by, plus a Tree Pipit and a Buzzard close up. I then went on to Thursley Common to see if I could find a Dartford Warbler, but I didn't find anything. The last shot was at Hankley Common. I parked in the same place as before, and went on a long walk but still no sign of a Dartford Warbler. Plenty of Woodlark, Tree Pipit and Meadow Pipit, as well as Whitethroat. I then decided to try a different part of the Common, which meant a short drive heading toward Frensham Ponds.
Another walk on to the Common started off with a Buzzard circling overhead, when I then heard the distinctive, scratchy call of a Dartford Warbler. I got a good view of the male bird before he disappeared into the deep heather. It was good to find one - my fourth of the year.
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