My search for the Lesser Whitethroat continued this afternoon. This time I went to see if I could find the pair in the lakeside scrub, the final of the 3 habitats that are holding a pair. I sat and watched, but heard and saw none! I know they will turn up again, especially when their young have fledged, a morning visit would be best.
Whilst sitting and waiting, I heard quite a bit of birdsong, which surprised me, I heard the TURTLE DOVES, singing from the power cables overhead, I also heard BLACKCAP and CHIFFCHAFF, the resident species joined in the throng, with DUNNOCK, BLACKBIRD, SONG THRUSH and ROBIN. The call of BULLFINCH was constant, as was the calls of the fledged Tit species.
On my way to the lake area I recorded SPARROWHAWK and KESTREL of note, and I could hear the PEREGRINES calling from their perch - half a mile away!
Below are some shots of a Juv. CHIFFCHAFF. It was in a the back garden of one of the houses by the lake.