Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)

Common Whitethroat is another summer migrant warbler that comes to the Common to breed in good numbers each Spring and returns to its West African wintering grounds in the Autumn.  It is a medium sized warbler that has a grey head, brown back, buff underparts and a pure white throat.  Its scratchy warbling song can often be heard as it perches up prominently to sing from the scrub and hedgerows.  A Common Whitethroat’s song can be heard at the following link:

   Common Whitethroat Song