The Wet Woodland Bird Survey
frequently seen perched upright on a fence or twig. It will then fly out to catch passing
insects, returning to its original, or another, nearby perch. The upperparts are
greyish-brown,with a crown streaked brown and buff. The underparts are white with
buff-brown streaking. It has a short broad black bill.
Size: 13.5-14.5cm tall
is a weak tzee, sounding just like a squeaky gate.
heaths, woods and hedges.
eggs in a cup-like nest against a wall or a tree trunk.The nest is often close to the
ground. Incubation takes 11-15 days and fledging takes 12-14 days.
1-2 broods per year; May-June.
|Location in Wet Woodland
saw a pair in the stony area. This area is good for these birds because it contains
a lot of high, open perches for the flycatchers to catch flies and call from. It was
mainly observed perching, calling and feeding. It regularly flew onto the ground to