Nesting Whitethroat and Reed Bunting

5/6/15.  Have just returned from a walk on the 1066 path – Sprays Bridge towards the A21. I spent a happy hour watching a pair of Whitethroats in the undergrowth on the left of the diversion. I was alerted to their presence by a clicking sound. I suspect there was a nest. I was surprised how quickly the birds found bright green caterpillars without flying very far from the same area.

I then returned & crossed to the other 1066 path towards Brede. For the past three evenings I have been watching a pair of Reed Bunting near the pond. The male quite often lands on the dead tree in the pond. The pair fly to an area in the field between the pond & the large oaks by the road. Again I suspect there is a nest.

Libby

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