Lesser Whitethroat

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John Frankland
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Lesser Whitethroat

Post by John Frankland » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:55 am

One *Lesser Whitethroat singing at Wymott this morning.
Blackcap 4 and Bullfinch 1.

Also make Wheatear on ploughed field Eyes Lane.

* 1 more takes me to 112 species for the year.

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Re: Lesser Whitethroat

Post by John Frankland » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:27 am

LW still singing at Wymott and showing well this morning.

Also * Garden Warbler singing and seen briefly over the railway. 1 pr of Bullfinch too.

* 1 more takes me to 113 species for the year.


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Re: Lesser Whitethroat

Post by John Frankland » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:28 pm

Between the fishing pond and the level crossing. In bushes between the road and railway.

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Re: Lesser Whitethroat

Post by Neville Root » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:33 pm

Another good spot to hear\see them Len is along the path via the big metal gate further along the lane and last year I also saw one last year in a hedgerow in fields between the e-shaped ponds and Wymott (got me interested now, might head out there tomorrow morning!)

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Re: Lesser Whitethroat

Post by Leonard Poxon » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:03 pm

Thanks John & Neville, I went there last night after work but could not find it. I had more luck tonight, only the occasional low volume burst of song, but I managed to see it and get an half decent photograph. Other birds seen and heard over both visits, were 1 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Garden Warbler (mobile and came within 6 feet of me, but even so I could not see it), 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker heard, 3 Bullfinch, several Chaffinch and Goldfinch, at least 3 singing Song Thrushes, 2 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Long Tailed Tit, 5 Great Tit, 2 singing Goldcrest, Woodpigeon, Magpie, Oystercatcher, 9 Canada Geese.

Whilst I was waiting for the Lesser Whitethroat* to appear I heard its larger cousin a Common Whitethroat* singing on the other side of the railway line.

On the way there I heard a Sedge Warbler* singing at the E-shaped pond.

This morning I saw a House Martin* in Coppull near to the junction of Chapel Lane and Coppull Moor Road and also there were two Swallows on a telephone line not far from the printers Arms.

4 new species takes my total to 111.

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Re: Lesser Whitethroat

Post by Leonard Poxon » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:22 am

Photo of Lesser Whitethroat and Goldcrest added.
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- Lesser Whitethroat

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Re: Lesser Whitethroat

Post by peter rowlands » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:08 pm

Brilliant Len, well done.
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