In the next few weeks our woods will be full of the sounds of birds singing. Males make themselves known at this time to attract mates and to establish and maintain their territories. They add to the resident birds like Great tits as they call ‘teacher, teacher’ and the drumming of the Great Spotted Woodpecker. Soon we will be hearing Chiffchaffs as they sing throughout the woodland like their name implies.
Later Blackcaps and Garden Warblers will add to the chorus with their melodious, bubbly song. Approximately the size of a House Sparrow, the male has a black cap on his head, while the female has a brown cap.
Look out for these new arrivals as you wander through the woods in Spring!