I was watching them in Spain on Monday where they are just as hard to spot but unmissable to hear. The funny thing is is that the Nightingales in Spain are quite confiding and sing from the top of branches telephone wires etc. so you get good views; unlike the ones I heard at Wingham when all you see is a little brown bird disappearing into a bush.
Will the first of the Orchids be coming through for the Fish In?
There was a nightingale singing from the top of a tree in the Top Bay a fortnight or so ago. Since that first one a lot have arrived. In fact last week one kept me awake, not with its melodic song but it's contact calls just 15 feet away. I'd swear it was also imitating a full orchestra tuning up! By 2.15 I'd had enough and shook the tree! At least it moved far enough away for me to get some sleep.
The Early Purple orchids may just about be out if we get some warm weather. Nature's catching up at last, but we're still somewhat behind inland areas.