Spring is here and lots of African migrants are arriving. Flycatchers, Waders and Terns, and Warblers like this Wood Warbler. This is a male proclaiming a patch for himself and one other - provided it is a receptive female.
For hours every morning he sings his heart out: surely the sweetest song of all our Warblers. It is still a fairly common bird of Western Scotland but becomes increasingly less common in Eastern Counties so we treasure the song which we hear only in selected places. It is also declining overall so one day we may have to travel much further to hear it.