Monday, 25 June 2012

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Out of the reeds...

Another trip to Hadston this afternoon, this time with Mark. Settled conditions and a bit of sunshine were more favourable, with the marsh warbler singing out in the open for most of our visit. Mimicry today included chaffinch, blackbird, sedge warbler, house sparrow and oystercatcher.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

The "Reed" Warbler...

Spent a pleasant couple of hours trying to get images of the very vocal Hadston marsh warbler this afternoon. The clouds had lifted and the rain ceased, but the wind speed was not complimentary to a singing warbler - with the majority of viewing of the bird low in the reeds/scrub.

Most views were mid-range, but on a couple of instances he came very close - only to be obscured by reed!

Still, not often you get good views of marsh warbler, so thou shalt not complain... Lots of mimicry too, with barn swallow, blackbird, oystercatcher and common tern all thrown in for good measure!

Saturday, 2 June 2012


With a dip in Hartlepool mid week, a no go for the rustic ... Saturday was saved by 2 Pochard at Arcot Pond this afternoon. It really is that bad!!