With spring well under way the amount of Warblers have increased on Stags Lodge (Cuerden Valley Park) of late. The Chiffchaff have been around for a while now and I’ve heard c6 across the park with c4 Willow Warblers. After seeing a male Blackcap in nearby Church Walk Woods early on in spring they seemed to have disappeared until this weekend with 2 Males and 1 Female showing. The surprise was a Whitethroat seen in the same area on 2 separate visits, something I haven’t seen in the area for a couple of years. We also had a Grey Wagtail feeding on the river as we made our way home last night, the first we’ve seen on Stags Lodge though we’ve seen them regularly on the lake at Cuerden Valley.