Lesser Whitethroat – Hartland Moor 29/05/14

The below recording is of a male Lesser Whitethroat up on Hartland Moor yesterday morning calling in a somewhat un-typical habitat. The bird was continuously calling from a large area of woodland making me think it was either a newly arrived migrant or an un-paired wandering male still hoping to track down a female. Either way it’s a sound that if you’re unfamiliar with can leave you scratching your head for some time. Luckily its song is very different from its close relative the Common Whitethroat, allowing you to confirm the ID if you only catch a quick glimpse. The annoying hum in the background in the Wytch Oil Farm!

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