On one of the rare dry days recently I gave the Lee Valley a bit of a bash starting at Fishers Green where there were 6 Nightingales singing round Fishers Green Island and I finally managed to catch up with a Garden Warbler. A Hobby was flying around and a Cuckoo was calling.
I then went north to Amwell where the drake Garganey was showing very well from the viewpoint. The pair of Oystercatchers are nesting on the island and there were also a couple of Redshanks and a Common Sandpiper around the water's edge. Two Little Egrets were present and 6 Common Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk were seen in flight. I also saw my first Holly Blue of the year.