Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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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.




10 comments:

  1. Certainly enjoyed it! Wonderful to no only see the birds but hear the song too! You pulled those guys right out of the dense limbs and reeds perfectly!!

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  2. a very nice study on warblers! They are such attractive birds - in looks, antics, and song. That Dartford warbler is especially striking.

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  3. Photos, video and sounds of these fantastic birds, what a great post you have put up Keith, many thanks for showing us, it has been a joy to watch and hear.

    Peter.

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  4. Thanks Sondra, glad you enjoyed it. Some of these birds are quite tricky to photograph, but patience and luck ...... get there in the end.

    Wilma, thank you. Yea, the Dartford is a real beauty.

    Peter, thank you. A post I've had in mind for some time, so I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  5. Excellent idea for a post Keith. Great stills brought to life by being able to hear each bird. Thanks for sharing.
    Apart from the Chiffchaff there was only one other I'm sure I've heard on our walk abouts - the Willow Warbler song sounded familiar

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  6. Thanks John. The Willow Warbler has been quite vocal around here up to about 10 days ago. I think they are nesting now and don't need to attract the females at the moment. I must admit, I did enjoy doing this post.

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  7. Great photographs, it was more than luck that got these tremendous shots.

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  8. Thank you for stopping by Dave and leaving a lovely comment; appreciate it.

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  9. A super post Keith. It's been a long time since I have listened to a Wood Warbler.

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  10. Thanks Frank. I usually see and hear the Wood Warbler on my visits to north Wales. Cracking birds.

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