This week's Photo of the week accolade goes to Nature's Home reader, Robert Kitchen for his submission of this stunning whitethroat. Robert captured this image on a local lockdown walk, and was surprised to find a wealth of wildlife only a stone's throw from his front door - a welcome reminder to us all that nature is there to be enjoyed, if only we remember to look for it.
"I love the Nature's Home magazine, especially the photos! I visit RSPB reserves regularly, especially my local at Rye Meads. I always go armed with a camera, but don't normally think to take one out locally. During lockdown, I have been walking much more in the country and have been surprised by just how many species I have been able to not only see - but also to photograph, despite the lack of a hide. Here are a couple of favorites from within a couple of miles of home. It all goes to show that many of us don't appreciate what is under our noses."
Whitethroat quick-fire facts:
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(photos courtesy of Nature's Home reader, Robert Kitchen)
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