A Wonderful evening was had not far from home, I only spent an hour there but it was brilliant.
The wind had eased when I arrived and I could hear a Chiffchaff singing nearby and got this video.
Then Blackcap's started to sing and a Song Thrush joined in the with the song. A Lesser Whitethroat gave its Yellowhammer style reel.
A Common Whitethroat also started to sing in nearby bushes and a Garden Warbler gave a full song.
I watched the Swifts high in the darkening sky (darkening due to rain) soaring and screeching around.
Then a family of Jays started to squabble and then an familiar yet unfamiliar sound came from near the Jays I put my bins up and there it was a Golden Oriole a brilliantly bright yellow male.
That put the whole evening together, one of those 'perfect moments'.
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