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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Another migrant

With a small flock of roaming warblers I found an adult Lesser Whitethroat today, first the flock was in the small wood in the corner of Infront George Field then they were relocated along Slangs. This is a surprisingly scarce patch bird, with 3-4 singing males in the spring (none staying to breed) and 1-2 autumn migrants in a typical year. With two Yellow Wagtails, a Whinchat, a Meadow Pipit and two fresh-in Willow Warblers in the last couple of weeks, passerine migration is slowly starting up.