The Whitethroat is a member of the warbler family and can be seen and heard from May to August. It is a migrant and heads south-west of the Sahara desert for the winter. Between the years 1968-69 severe droughts down there wiped out 70% of its population. Though steadily increasing, numbers are still nothing compared to previous counts. Here’s a male singing happily on the entrance to Booley Bay.