Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sutton Bank Willow Warblers


Another long-distance migrant encountered on my Sutton Bank surveys, in stark contrast to Turtle Doves of the recent post, Willow Warblers are abundant and widespread throughout - especially in regenerating clearings, but pretty much anywhere suitable habitat exists. I had the pleasure of finding a nest on a recent survey, but rather than disturbing the young, though better to sit close by and watch the parents bringing in a wide variety of insects at an incredible rate.