Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me
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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Some Warblers




This is a post I've wanted to do for some time; a few of our warblers all together.

I'll start with one that 'sings' his name.


Chiffchaff





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A similar looking bird next, but a very different song.


Willow Warbler








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The next two have similar 'songs', but with practice can be told apart. Visually different too.



Reed Warbler







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Sedge Warbler







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Another pair with very similar 'songs', but also visually different,



Blackcap







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Garden Warbler







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The next two are similar in name, similar visually, but the 'songs' are very different.



Whitethroat









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Lesser Whitethroat








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This next bird has an unmistakeable 'song'. Often heard, but seldom seen, as it is usually skulking in the bushes/trees.



Cetti's  Warbler








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Another warbler with an unmistakeable 'song', again sometimes heard, if you are lucky and difficult to see is,


Grasshopper Warbler






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These last two are very localised and I consider myself very lucky to have seen them.


Dartford Warbler








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Wood Warbler







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Hope you enjoyed the post.


And enjoy the rest of your day.




Monday, 1 May 2017

Last ones from April




A new month, so time to get a bit up to date. These are a few from April:




My usual companion on most of my picture forays is Whisky.




Patiently waiting, while I get amongst some nettles, to get a few pictures.







Bluebell









Bugle







He's equally patient when I'm stalking a bird for a picture.






Whitethroat










Grey Plover











Bar-tailed Godwit











Skylark












Common Sandpiper











Moorhen, feeding a young one.






He's a real star.






I'll end on a little skirmish between a Black-headed Gull, and what I think is a juvenile Herring Gull.














Enjoy your day