Grasshoper Warbler at Lower Rea

Friday 15th April 2011

Andy found a Grasshopper Warbler at Lower Rea, near Stonebench, this morning. After a bit of a wait this evening it eventually started to perform, reeling for long bursts, often in full view in the fading evening light. A good find for the local patch mate!

A record photo is above, and I made this recording on my iPod:

Grasshopper_Warbler_Lower_Rea_150411.mp3


This morning, I awoke to the song of a Willow Warbler in the fornt garden, which was rather nice. An early check along the canal towpath south of The Pilot produced the first Common Sandpiper of the Spring. Two Swallows were near the aforementioned pub, the Reed Warbler was still just south of the bridge and a Willow Warbler was singing nearby.

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