The Wet Woodland Bird Survey
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
bird is easy to confuse with a chiff chaff. It is larger than a chiffchaff, greener above
and yellower on the breast, wing and head, and is also pure white below. It has an obvious
yellowish eyebrow with a dark eyestripe. The legs are pale. The song flight on fluttering
wings below the tree canopy is quite distinctive.
Size: 12-13cm tall
is a peu, flight song starts peu-peu, accelerates into a rapid trill.
eggs in a dome nest on the ground. Incubation takes 13 days and fledging takes 11-12
1 brood per year; May-June.
|Location in Wet Woodland
was heard a few months before the survey took place, but was not heard during the
survey, as the survey took place outside the song period. It is usually only located
visually in the tree tops after it has attracted your attention by its song.
The wet woodland is very good habitat for this species.