The wood warbler gets its name from the trilling song performed by the male with gusto, head raised, bright yellow throat puffed out and body all aquiver. The scientific name ‘sibilatrix’ means the whistler. It is the largest leaf warbler in Europe and is easily confused with other leaf warblers such as the chiffchaff and the willow warbler.
Everywhere in the South East of England looks a bit parched. It was nice to get some sustained rain today. Hopefully things will look a little greener soon.