Thursday, 19 May 2016

Lesser Whitethroat returns

Last year, a singing male Lesser Whitethroat turned up at the Brickworks at the end of June. It seemed to stay in and around the area thereafter until it was time to head back to its sub-Saharan wintering territory.

You never know whether these birds will return and so it was with genuine delight that I heard that familiar jangling/rattling song back at the Brickworks on Sunday 15th May.  It is currently favouring the hedge at the northwest edge of the site, sharing the area with 3+ Common Whitethroats (location marked in blue on the map below). With a bit of luck it'll attract a female and breed there.

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