As the rest of London shuffles knee deep in delightful Whinchats, we at The Scrubs were crying into our peppermint teas lamenting at the non-appearance of our archetypal autumnal migrants. In days gone by we used to regularly host up to 20 birds on our grassland. Back then, we were the London terminus for this denizen of the wilder spots of Britain before they continued on south.
So how happy were we to have discovered one this morning!
I am David Lindo and I am The Urban Birder - broadcaster, writer, talker and bird guider.
My whole vibe is about getting urbanites to realise that there is a whole world of wildlife under their noses in the world's cities.