We really don't seem to have had that much rain. This seems to be the result of moderate rainfall onto ground, still saturated from heavier than usual rain throughout the winter.
We worked the Southside of the common and have some interesting records.
Cuckoo, Wood Lark, Tree Pipit, Red Kite, Blackbird, Stonechat (3M, 2F, 2Juv), Dartford Warbler ( 7 - all very busy and probably feeding young), female Redstart, Chaffinch, Northern Wheatear, Swallow, Jay.
Other birds heard included Meadow Pipit, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Goldcrest.