Another 'tricky to see' Warbler... how many are there? With miserable weather predicted for the weekend, Thursday afternoon was spent at Wanstead Flats watching Lesser Whitethroats. Well... more like trying to watch. There were several of them singing so how hard could it be? Not as easy as would be hoped. I got to grips with their song pretty quickly, then it was just a case of locating one. When, after thirty minutes or so I did get a proper view of one, it well, did a very convincing job of looking like a Common Whitethroat. Even sitting out in the open, how it did such a convincing job I don't know... it was just a little confusing.
After that they behaved much more like Lesser Whitethroats, even doing a bit of skulking! Cracking little birds though, and a nice local lifer.