Nice bird in the village today, unusual this far east, it's a Dipper. Well worth all of that 5 minute walk down to the mill. Looked territorial too, so fingers crossed on that, even if it means a hard time for the regular Grey Wagtails.
Couple of good birdy articles in the Independent this week, well, one good, one bad:
Triumph of the Bumbarrel - AKA the Long-tailed Tit
The Sound of Silence - The Cuckoo is Vanishing