CHIF­FCHAFF

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Mouth -

Don’t lis­ten to what tra­di­tion tells you, spring re­ally be­gins the day you first hear a singing Chif­fchaff. If this is not un­til April, then you should prob­a­bly get out more! The se­cond half of March sees the first wave of male Chif­fchaffs pro­claim­ing their new-found ter­ri­to­ries, and ad­ver­tis­ing for po­ten­tial mates. The song is sim­ple, hardly the most out­stand­ing melody or tone, yet some­how one of the most evoca­tive sounds of the sea­son.

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