Saturday 18 June 2016

Warblers at the Water Park

With the trees in full leaf the birds are becoming a little harder to spot, so today we concentrated on finding them by their calls.

Several Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers were found along with both Common and Lesser Whitethroats.

In the reed beds both Sedge warbler and Reed warbler were heard and then seen along with the explosive Cetti's warblers.

In the trees both Blackcap and Garden warblers could be heard and after a few minutes searching we could see them, further along the path we heard a few brief notes from the Nightingale always nice to hear but a bit late in the year now to hear them in full song mode.

Wren, Robin and Dunnock could all be heard calling from inside the shrub.

All along our walk we had been hearing a Cuckoo calling and on our way back had a very close view as it flew overhead.

A most rewarding day showing that you do not have to see the birds to be able to find them.

Our guest went away with some new found knowledge and the belief that with a little more practise would be able to identify some of the calls when out on their own.DT

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