Anyone zooming along the A1 dual-carriageway road could be forgiven for not noticing the sign to Diddington. It's every bit as "diddy" as its name suggests, just a church, a farm and a few houses - and a total contrast to the noisy mayhem of the traffic rushing past.
Not being able to get close enough to photograph the birds I contented myself with a shot of some bunnies!
Recordings never quite do justice to the wonderful tone, wild improvisations or sheer volume of their song. Despite their name Nightingales can sing at any time of day or night. There was no chance of a photo, but that really doesn't matter; the bird is nothing to look at anyway, much better to just stand and listen...and wonder.