09.03.22 The chiffchaffs are back

March 16, 2022

At the first snippet of the chiffchaff's song each year, one always wonders if one heard correctly, but there's usually little delay before it sings again and the mind is put at rest.  This tiny bird with its penetrating voice over-winters in the Med and West Africa, and arrives in the UK to nest in early March.  It's as clear a sign of spring as the daffodil or primrose.

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