Not quite dawn, but an hour thereafter and whilst Wessie was quiet, Arcot was lifting.
New arrival, a Common Tern, was welcome (three weeks late), with Lesser Whitethroat near the gate and the SE field, Sedgies everywhere and Gropper, Common Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff too.
Water Rail called from the E reedbed, and the Green Woodpecker from the north end. A Song Thrush in the NW corner fancied itself as part Oyc and part Buzzard, and there were plenty of other birds about too numerous to mention.
Oh what a beautiful morning!
PS - Like Compo and Clegg, The Guvnor and I were chewing the fat this afternoon at Arcot when blow me (not a phrase to exclaim out loud at that place, I should add), two Yellow Wags over NW. Patch Lifer for Clegg; barely raised an eye-brow for Compo!!!