Friday, 21 April 2017

Seasonal switch

Priest Hill had the feeling of early-summer this afternoon - the Whitethroats (above) and Linnets were busily singing and squabbling amongst themselves; the bare earth was parched and showing cracks; the water levels of the small ponds are receding by the day. There were some indications of spring passage however, with a Lesser Whitethroat that sang as it (quickly) made its way along a hedgerow and out of the recording area, plus two male Northern Wheatears in Big Field - and I resisted the temptation to take any more photos!


  1. Still waiting for our Whitethroats to turn up, plus our large reed beds still only have a couple each of Reed and Sedge Warblers.

    1. The south-west headlands seem to have been knee-deep in migrant warblers this week Derek. This morning I had a minimum of 12 Whitethroats at Priest Hill.