It was clearly evident on this visit that migratory species are now well and truly on territory with males in song and nest building being seen. In addition to this, copulation was seen and food collection observed, thus indicating the presence of young in the nest.
|Hingham, Norfolk 09/05/15. This beautiful stretch of mixed hedgerow held singing Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Song Thrush and Yellowhammer|
1 Swift passed over
2 Meadow Pipits (pair carrying food for young)
3+ Song Thrush
Blackbird (singing male and pair)
3+ Whitethroats (singing males on territory)
2 Lesser Whitethroat (singing males)
3+ Blackcap territories
2 Chiffchaff (pair observed collecting nest material)
Long-tailed Tit 2 sites
3 Bullfinch (pair + single)
Yellowhammer (4+ sites included pair mating)
|Whitethroat at Hingham 09/05/15 (At least 3 singing males on site)|
|Chiffchaff at Hingham 09/05/15 (one of a pair nest building)|
I will end this post by thanking my friend very much for allowing me access to this rich site...a wonderful experience.