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Thursday, 6 May 2010

Grasshopper Warbler

A quick post, and a bit of a test really. Three more pictures of the Grasshopper Warbler, and if I've done this right, a quick video of it too.

First time I've had a go at posting video, so if this works, you might be getting allsorts in the future. Then again, maybe not.

So, pictures first, then vid.
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Back later to catch up.
Enjoy the day.
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26 comments:

  1. Great shots and video. I would definitely appreciate more videos like that: it is great to see it actually making the song and interesting that it keeps its mouth open the whole time.

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  2. excellent video, really should help with ID. I think we've got grasshopper warblers near where I work but I'm not sure. Your video makes me more sure so thanks!

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  3. Really great, the video is good, but the pictures was one of the warblers I've ever seen. Well done Keith.

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  4. Lovely pictures of the warbler and great to be able to hear it as well so the video worked OK.

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  5. Wow great idea this video :)
    Love to hear him sing - makes me discover this very special way of him to sing - thanks !

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  6. Great Gropper shot and video Keith. I have been trying for one but to no avail. It must have hung around for a shortish time to get both..I think you deserved the slice of luck.

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  7. Fantastic video, Keith! I should recognise that sound if I hear it now, no wonder it has that name :)

    Great still shots also.

    I'm getting very tempted by Summer Leys, I think that may be on the list for the Summer.

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  8. Wonderful photos!
    It's always interesting to see birds in action!

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  9. What a beauty! And I always love when a bird is captured w/ his beak wide open and singing his heart out! Wonderful!

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  10. Pretty pix, interesting video. It was nice to hear as well as look.

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  11. HI Keith...the photos are awesome!! Im on dial up so waiting for the video to stream--I know it will be excellent!! Have a great day-

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  12. It worked perfectly for me and sure explains the bird's name. Great stuff.

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  13. Keith,
    Did you pick up a new camera body or just learn to use the video in the camera? I for get which camera body you use. Canon something.
    It is nice to hear the sounds made by the birds you capature.

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  14. Thank you Kerry. Maybe I’ll sort out a few more videos then lol

    Juliet, thank you for stopping by, and commenting. Hope you do have them near you; they are lovely birds. Difficult to tell where they are, when they call sometimes though.

    Thanks Bob. Appreciate your comments. :)

    Thanks John. One of the great advantages of video I think; you can hear the sounds too.

    Pescalune, thank you for your comment. They do make a very distinctive sound.

    Trevor, thanks. Yea, he was there for quite some time. It was very early too, so no other distractions.

    Thanks Jan. If you go to Summer Leys, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

    Thank you Sarah. The beauty of video; when it all works :)

    Shelley, thank you. His song seems to go on forever sometimes.

    JoLynne, thank you for your comment.

    Dixxe, thank you. I hope it was worth the wait for you. :)

    Thanks Hilary. A sound once heard, always remembered I think.

    Hiya David. I treated myself at Christmas to a small Sony video camera; DCR-SR37.
    Just slips in the pocket, 60GB hard drive, and a 60x zoom. It’s great for capturing bird sounds to ID later too.

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  15. Amazing video, Keith. I have only once seen and heard a grasshopper warbler.

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  16. Thanks Emma. This year is the first time I've ever seen them myself.

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  17. Gotta agree with everyone else, stunning post.

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  18. Great stuff Keith. The Grasshopper Warblers are so difficult. Well done.

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  19. Making movies now Keith ? great stuff look forward to many more.

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  20. Thanks Mike :)

    Angie, thank you. The best views I've ever had that morning.

    Thanks Keith. I'll have to sort a few out lol

    Lenora, thank you. :)

    Cheers Rob.

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  21. Great video, I've heard them before and seen them but never at the same time.

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  22. Thanks Paul. I was lucky that morning. He performed really well.

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  23. My goodness, what a song, I don't think I have ever heard the Grasshopper Warbler before and certainly not seen one. Videos are a good idea, particularly for recording birdsong. When I went on my trip to Martin Down nature reserve, I could hear a bird I had not heard before, could not see it but the sound it made was easy to remember, it was the Turtle Dove.

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  24. Linda, thank you. One of the reasons I got the little camera, was to be able to get the birdsong too, even if no pictures. Really helps with ID's later.

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