I had a rather birdless stroll around the northern part of St Mary's Wetland on Monday morning, taking in the "gut", willows and mixed scrub. The results - two chiffchaff and one willow warbler. Interestingly one of the chiffies and the willow warbler were singing.
My exit from SMI was delayed somewhat when*
(a) I decided to check out a flock of sparrows from a moving car and I hit the kerb causing my tyre to explode
(b) the kerb ran across the road and deliberately hit my car causing my tyre to explode
(*delete as applicable)