What is the first bird?
It's a Lesser Whitethroat, showing some characteristics of an eastern race. The Lesser Whitethroats which bred here last "summer" should be in Africa. This individual turned up on Boxing Day & has been with us ever since!
I hope it can survive our icy winter. I wonder how it is managing to find food. I saw a Chiff Chaff at the quay in Poole a couple of days ago.
It was looking for insect prey at first - spiders' eggs etc - but now seems to be concentrating on a faf slab incoporating mealworms - first of its kind I've put out, but it's proving a winner!
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