I actually got some birding in this week. Most annoyingly a visit to Welford Reservoir I was greeted to a full on Quail blatantly calling in the scrub/hedge in the carpark. I've heard plenty of Quail, seen a few fleeting sightings too. Now the hedge was adjacent to a flight of steps and couldn't be no more then 30 foot in length. Surely in such a small area I was a shoe in for a half decent shot.....we'll say no more :-(
I had three good site visits to Quarry Walk, a bonus third thanks to Rosbergs inability to race, thank you Nico.
Plenty of warblers seen but my main focus were on the Hobbies. Counted 10 on both the Quarry/Grendon Lakes/Quarry Walk areas. Heard a male Cuckoo calling from the paintball area of Grendon Lakes. Also a Kingfisher was present quite a few times near the screen hide.