Gilbert White (1789), writing in a letter in 1769, gave the song season of the Yellowhammer as from ‘… early in February, and on through July to August the 21st’, adding in a letter dated 1770 that it ‘… persists with more steadiness than any other’. A recent comparison of modern phenological records (Nature’s Calendar: https://naturescalendar.woodlandtrust.org.uk) with Gilbert White

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