8 Jun 2010

Great Reed Warbler

Finally caught up with Ilkestons Great Reed Warbler today after working nearby. Although the weather was poor with heavy showers I decided to make the attempt and I'm glad I did! What a ridiculously large and loud bird for a small bit of phragmities.

I was the only person there and as soon as I arrived the GRW proclaimed its presence, shattering the peace and drowning out the local Willow Warblers with its strident song. Suddnelly it appeared on the reeds in front of me and proceeded to preen before having another sing song and shooting off to the other side of the small lake where it clambered up and down bullrush stems looking for insects.

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