What's that bird?
You know what it’s like.
You’re walking along having a lovely time looking at a wildflower meadow and you hear a birdcall you don’t recognise.
You think you hear a birdcall…
Lovely wild orchids, lush grasses, a few unusual moths, and look, there’s a common blue butterfly.
There’s that call again.
Now where’s that coming form?
What on earth is it?
Just the rustling of the wind in the meadow; the birdcall lost in the summer breeze.
There it is again…
I know what it isn't; but what is it?
It's not a whitethroat, it's not a tree pipit.
Usually if you don't know.... then its bound to be a great tit.
But it's not that either.
It is coming from over there…
Up there... from the top of that ash tree.
A male redstart singing his little heart out.
What are you doing here?
Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Chancellors Farm reserve, Mendip Hills
Friday 8th June 2018