Previously "Diary of a Birding Medic"

Previously "Rugby Birder"

Friday, 21 May 2010

Great Reed Warbler - Straws Bridge, Ilkeston

I suppose I am now a "Twitcher"! Seeing some super images on various local birders blogs and websites, I felt the need to touch base with the long staying Great Reed Warbler and get a life tick! With the weather forecast predicting a sunny day with high temps (not at all to my liking!) I set off up the M1 very early, arriving at Straws Bridge at about 0600. The bird was soon located - its loud "grating" call being heard before its sighting. Unfortunately, the light was not ideal with the sun being behind the reed bed, coupled with the birds desire to remain partially hidden in the reeds! Still, I managed some "record shots" which are shared below with many more on my website. Only other bird of note was an Oystercatcher flying over the carpark.


Dave Hutton said...

Glad you got it Kev!! Hope the directions were ok? all the best Dave.

Kevin Groocock said...

Spot on, Dave.

Max Silverman said...

Great stuff Kevin.Love the shots incl. the Wood Warbler.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Max.