Fantastic warm spring day here yesterday - an adult night heron was found by a visitor at about 10.30 and it then appeared on the north brooks a few times, though elusive. There was also a redstart singing on the southern edge of the heath and a spotted flycathcer singing (well, faintly squeaking) from the trees near Jupp's view.
In the evening, I led a walk to look for nightjars - we had great views of at least 2 males around 'the clump' at about 21.30, calling, wing-clapping and of course churring. Whilst waiting for the nightjars, chirping in the gloom nearby was a field cricket, a rare species recently translocated to PB. A few pipistrelles and a serotine bat passed nearby/overhead according to the bat detectors. Lost a fair amount of blood to the local midges, but well worth it on such a beautiful warm, still evening - it was still 24C at 22.30!