I stopped off at a couple of locations to listen for
A pre-breakfast wander in the scrub belt north of the house sorted out the snatch of Sylvia song from the other morning as Blackcap with both male and female present.
Most bizarre sighting of the morning is two tail-less female Blackbird in the garden, we've had one half bald tail-less female for a week or so but now there is a second bird, again female lacking tail feathers, I haven't read anything yet but surely not moult, breeding stress perhaps?
The finishing touches to a quick, short piece on some topical birds done it has been sent, fingers crossed it gets used. Time to do so some more work on the Essential NewcastleGateshead guide app before another shift mid-afternoon.