Arose early and went into Sittingbourne for about 5am – a little late for the dawn chorus at this time of year: truth be told – nevertheless, an interesting time for watching the street wake up. I managed to get some recordings of the birds in the trees around St Michael’s Church before the street’s early morning deliveries began. These mostly involve a large lorry or van arriving on the street and then goods loaded onto a series of trolleys which are then dragged full to the shop in question and then empty back to the delivery vehicle. At that time of the morning, with no other sound around, it’s quite a dramatic sound! Not enough bird recordings though, and so I will return another morning.