On the main path running north to south, I picked up another black headed bird, thinking maybe Willow Tit I waited to get a good view only to find it was in fact a male Blackcap. This was my first since the female in the garden in January. It was moving through the branches feeding making it difficult to photo, and at no time did it call or even attempt to sing. This was the best I could get.
The light was catching almost all the new growth,and these are some examples of the effects it could create.
|Hazel leaves, spider webs and midges|
|Shadows on the fields|
|Brislands entrance to Old Down|
After watching the antics of the nuthatch for a while I headed back along Brislands for home.
Another exceptionally clear night allowed me to get the crescent moon with Venus.