|Ant-lion catching a Millipede|
|A bigger Millipede being attacked by a different Ant-lion|
|Escape to freedom!|
|Ant-lion pitfall traps|
So after a short visit to North Hide, seeing greylags with goslings and oystercatchers, we went in search of the lesser whitethroat. We only got as far as the area of heathland where the stone-curlews usually nest, when I heard the bird I was after. Every now and then, it would sing it's short, loud rattled song somewhere in one of the surrounding bushes and trees. But where? After some time and patience, I was finally able to get a few brief glimpses. Annoyingly though, it would not stay still long enough to get a few photos of it. I also saw linnets, a pair of wheatears, blackcaps, red-legged partridges and a common whitethroat, which is slightly bigger and not as greyer as it's lesser cousin and has a completely different song in comparison.
|Greylags with goslings|