Monday, 7 May 2018

Is there a better sound?

I could listen to the song of a Willow Warbler on repeat and never tire of that delicate ripple of notes, gently rising and falling over and over again. This summer visitor to the UK from its sub-saharan wintering grounds is regularly seen in spring and autumn on Wanstead Flats but unfortunately no longer breeds here, this follows a similar trend across the southern half of the country with a more northerly shift in their breeding range.

Song, singing
Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)

Press play, turn up the volume and listen to that wonderful Willow Warbler song recorded from the banks of Alexandra Lake on Wanstead Flats as the birds song gently pierces through the distant rumble of traffic from the road nearby.

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