Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Whitethroat.



This year the numbers of nesting [Common] Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) on my patch seem to be far fewer than previous years. During a walk last week I finally located one adult busily foraging and then constantly delivering its contact call before disappearing low down into the base of the gorse to feed youngsters in the nest.
Looking around to check that nobody is watching!   FAB.

12 comments:

  1. HI Frank...Wow perfect setting!!
    Gorgeous how it makes for a lovely blend for the Whitethroat's photo's!!
    Grace

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  2. The colors in these images are magnificent!!!!

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  3. Sweet little bird. Makes for nice photos!

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  4. I'm congratulating on interesting observation.

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  5. Hi Frank As the gorse fades the Whitethroat is seen better. Great shots. Margaret

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  6. an adorable little bird, posing so well for you Frank

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  7. A number of posts from the UK seem to suggest that the numbers of breeding birds is low this year - long cold spring to blame?

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Stewart M. The colder weather in UK has certainly had an effect on many species but I believe that some migrants suffered bad conditions just trying to get here.

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  8. What beautiful imagesand the Whitethroat reminds me of our Mockingbird a bit~

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    1. Mary. They are both Passeriformes but totally different genus.

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