Our chiffchaffs are back

Chiffchaffs are tiny birds, no bigger than a blue tit. Most are migrants, overwintering in southern Europe or northern Africa and returning here in the spring to breed.

Because of our warming climate, an increasing number of birds now stay in Britain all year round but we don’t think we have had winter chiffchaffs in the park yet; we would have heard them. Their song, for which they are named, is a loud and monotonous chiff chaff: a very welcome sign that spring has arrived.

Pictures taken in the park by DKG

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