Spring is in the air
Many spring woodlands will be home to birds that have migrated thousands of miles to the UK to breed, like the cuckoo, blackcap, nightingale and chiffchaff.
Traditionally heralding the start of spring, the song of the Cuckoo sounds the same as its name: 'cuck-oo'. It can be heard, and sometimes seen, in its favoured grassland, woodland edge and reedbed habitats.
In early spring, listen out for the 'chiff chaff chiff chaff' song of the appropriately named Chiffchaff. It can be heard in woodland, scrub, parks and gardens across the UK.
Top sites for migratory birds
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