I had narrowly missed the male Lesser Spotted Woodpecker on two occasions as it had been roving around the Norman's Pond area. However, a tip off from Richard Stead pointed me in the direction of some favored dead trees. On the way through, I spied a Jay taking a rest.
The dead trees also appealed to this Treecreeper which unusually perched still for a short time.
Warbler song filled the air, including at least two Nightingales, which stayed deep in cover. Most confiding were the Common Whitethroat. The scrub by the farm car park is always a good place for them.
Next up was this male Blackcap in full song!
And to finish off the Warbler's, the very understated Garden Warbler.
There were huge numbers of Swift's, Swallows and Martins feeding and I couldn't resist a few attempts at the Swifts.
And finally, the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker! I could hear it drumming as I approached the area and soon located it. A Sparrow sized bird and hence a lot smaller than the also present Great Spotted Woodpecker. It would show for a while before flying off and returning to two trees in particular. Hopefully it will find a mate?