A chiff-chaff in Rosemary Sutcliff’s historical novel Dawn Wind

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Chiffchaff (illustration from RSPB)

As he did so, there was a small fluttering in the heart of some overgrown bushes beside the gap in the wall. His heart lurched unpleasantly, and then steadied as a chiff-chaff darted out, and the fluttering was explained.

From Dawn Wind by Rosemary Sutcliff

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