Whitethroats and Summer Flowers

July 9, 2015 at 9:07 pm

With the extremely warm weather of last week flowers have produced rapid growth enabling Whitethroats to finally get down to nesting. Most of my local Whitethroats build their nests around the stalks of such plants as Rosebay Willow Herb and various umbellicas and only now are they able to do this. In the last few days four local pairs have been active and the males have provided me with plenty of film as they sang from the tops of the foxgloves. I watched one male building a cock’s nest and he even sang from the nest-cup as he tried to attract a female. Click here