The thick hedges around and across the Hollins Hall and Bradford golf clubs are great for nesting birds and wildlife in general. A luxury compared to the more trimmed greenery in much of our countryside.

Amongst the hedge-dwellers this year are the first breeding Lesser Whitethroats for some time. This pair have now fledged four young:

Parent (left, carrying food) and young Lesser Whitethroats. Hollins Hall golf course, June 2019.
And a better shot of one of the adults. Lesser Whitethroats have dark legs, no eye-ring and a dark ear patch: in contrast to regular Whitethroats

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