I arrived well before sunrise and was amazed to have a singing bird somewhere in the darkness close to the van as I parked. What's this... no need to walk out to the island? Pressure for territory in such a small area of habitat will be extreme (about seven birds were singing in a 50 x 20m area) and perhaps late arrivals might be forced onto the mainland, though this was a first for me.
I took this (iphone) shot in the pre-sunrise morning, the bird had been singing in this clump of bushes since I arrived and was still going strong by the time I left later in the morning.
The rear view showing how small a clump of bushes it is, all the more surprising being wedged between buildings.
A departing shot later in the morning. That's the Pleske's not a leaf visible on the top of the bush just to the right of the utility pole.
A closer view of it singing from the bush top.
There was one more mainland-singing bird further along, but out on the usual spot the males were all quite high in the trees. Birds at a more convenient height weren't so keen on posing for the camera. In previous years I've had good views in the dense bushes but this year all the singing birds were 5-8m up.