I was up early again to see if the siberian chiffchaff was around, and it was indeed feeding furtively at the back of the garden. I got another photo but it's just as bad as yesterday's.
It spent ages in this small privet before moving back into a sallow and out of view.
This evening, after work, I whizzed around just two fields on Orcombe. There were 3 song thrush in the main top field but little else. I then did the Bristol Schools Camp field and was thrilled to find a single firecrest along with a single goldcrest. Firecrest is a very infrequent visitor to Orcombe. I probably average just one or two records a year with March a better month than October or November. A couple years ago I was lucky enough to find a singing male along the coast path but this evening's bird didn't even call, never mind burst into song!