We have a beautiful new made pond area near our house, which was created as environmental mitigation for a new road being run through the area.
I’ve been running/walking around it on my daily exercise and have now started taking the camera down there.
It’s such a rich habitat. There’s dozens of varieties of birds, hundreds of varieties of insects, as well as water voles.
There’s half a dozen or so breeding pairs of Common Whitethroats (Sylvia communis), a summer visitor that winters is sub-Saharan Africa.
They’re relatively drab looking birds but they have so much character. They’re loud and they jump around non-stop and they’re rapidly becoming my favourite small bird.