A common whitethroat (Sylvia communis), seen, identified and photographed by DKG near the Lambrok this week. This is probably either a female or a juvenile; the male is more distinctively coloured.

The whitethroat is one of those species of tiny frail looking birds that migrate immense distances. They winter in Africa, south of the Sahara, and return to Europe in the spring to breed.

Whitethroats are very territorial and choose open country with bushes and brambles for their nesting sites; they sing loudly from a high perch somewhere inside their territory.

Here is a video of their song.

Published by british-garden-birds.com 2016

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