Friday, 19 May 2017


Walking in the woods as spring gets hold there is one visiting bird who dominates the airwaves. Easily confused with other warblers by sight but unmistakable when it calls, the chiffchaff insistently two-tones across the tops of the trees. I think I read it has to be a certain height before it sings but I haven't checked that although the ones I have heard, and subsequently seen, have been on boughs demanding neck ache! Once you have heard one in the wood, and realised who the call belongs to, it is impossible to tune out and only maybe the high pitched sharp cry of the wren competes.

Chiffchaff, Cambridgeshire

Chiffchaff, Cambridgeshire

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