Tuesday 21 May 2013
Singing Wood Warbler
Kate and I spent another day in Devon on Saturday, Holden Hill to see Pearl-bordered Fritillaries of which we saw well over twenty including an ovipositing female, also there were Dingy Skipper and plenty of Brimstones, Orange Tips, Green-veined Whites etc. The highlight of the day for me was this singing Wood Warbler at Yarner Wood. I have never managed to get any decent video of these little songsters before, this one was chasing off a rival and after successfully evicting it out of his territory decided to perch for a while just a few yards in front of us to have a preen and to sing as if in celebration of his victory. What a shame these gorgeous little Warblers don't breed here in Cornwall.