Great Reed Warbler at Paxton

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A 60 mile drive after work this evening delivered another lifer in the form of the 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 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
GREAT!

 

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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

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