Our night time walk was very successful and a rewarding experience. I was joined by one other neighbour and we easily located the singing bird at around 11 pm in the top branches of an old overgrown hedge, mainly Blackthorn.We didn't try to see it directly but it didn't take any notice of us within about 10 metres away. It was singing again last night at midnight. Other local reports say it was first heard last thursday , 16th April.
Here is some information from the RSPB web site. Next question: where did this bird spend the winter?
It seems that in the middle of Somerset we are on the normal western end of their summer visits.