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Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Warblers and Nightingales

Early Start.

An early start for our tour looking and listening for Warblers and Nightingales.

First birds heard were Cuckoo and a Grasshopper warbler calling in the scrub, moving on Whitethroat, Sedge warbler and several Linnets were seen.

Stopping at a higher vantage point we could hear a Nightingale which was deep inside the vegetation no chance of a view of this one so we moved on.

Further on both Chiffchaff and Willow warblers were both seen and heard well, along with Blackcap, Garden warbler, Sedge warbler and a Lesser whitethroat called in the distance.

Now in the favourite nightingale area we waited for one to call and it was not long before we heard one close by, patients was now required in the hope of a view of the bird. After a few minutes the bird sang again and this time we could see the bird sitting out in the open, the bird remained for about ten minutes given some fantastic views through the telescope.

Moving to another area several more species were seen including Common tern, Buzzard, Hobby, Cuckoo, Bullfinch, Snipe, Swift, Sand martin and House martin.

A pleasant early morning tour with some great views of a Nightingale. DT

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