Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Great Reed Warbler at Paxton

A 60 mile drive after work this evening delivered another lifer in the form of the Great Reed Warbler at Paxton. The bird could be heard calling above the Nightingales on arrival and was quickly found sitting up in the distant reed bed. The song was loud and distinctive and the sight of the huge warbler was impressive as it climbed the reeds singing it's heart out virtually non stop.

Great Reed Warbler
Great Reed Warbler
On the way back to the car we picked up a Turtle Dove over the car park to add another year tick.

The trip is well worth it as this is a very noisy and showy bird giving fantastic scope views although a little distant for the camera but I grabbed a couple of record shots.

Year list now 240
Life list now 374

Great Reed Warbler
Singing his heart out

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