Monday, 15 April 2013

Willow Warbler

At last the weather is much warmer and the Southerly winds have blown in the Spring migrators. 
So I have made a good start with a few Willow Warblers that I found today on my walk.









22 comments:

  1. Great shots Roy :-) For me there aren't many things better than a walk in the woods on a warm and sunny spring day accompanied by singing Willow Warblers high in the tree tops :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks David, yes they do have a lovely little song as well.

      Delete
  2. Nice pictures Roy! Saw my first Willow Warbler today, I thought it was quite late, but only 3 days later than last year!? Spring is definitely here now, hopefully we have seen the last of the colder weather.
    J
    Follow me at HEDGELAND TALES

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks John, yes its looking good now.

      Delete
  3. Hey Roy...Those flowering tree's sure make a lovely setting for bird photo's! : )
    Nice photo's of the Willow Warbler, the last on is a cutie,I like that stripe across it's eye!!
    I saw my first Yellow Warbler today!!
    Grace

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks GG, yes I tend to search that area regularly now as I get a lot of sightings because it attracts the birds.

      Delete
  4. Superb set of images Roy. I also saw my first Willow Warbler of the year yesterday (two days later than last year!)' in fact, once I'd found one they seemed to be like buses, they were everywhere!! Chiffchaffs were around in big numbers too! and the day was topped off with eight Wheatears and a beautiful female Redstart. Things are looking up at last!...[;o)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Trevor, they are certainly on the move now.

      Delete
  5. Lovely shots Roy. I've also taken some of a newly found Willow Warbler at my local Reserve, but mine don't have the added bonus of the beautiful blossom! (-:

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jen. I have had some luck around those few trees.

      Delete
  6. Nice shots of the birds with the blossoms...can't get any better than that!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Though it is rather plain looking, it also looks so sweet and, it definitely looks like spring!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a very good sign of Spring seeing this species Kathie.

      Delete
  8. I may well have seen a willow warbler but as it falls into my 'little brown bird' category I'd be totally unaware of it! I have seen the first swallows though - back to the stable at the bottom of Shorts Lane where they nest every year. Only three so fat but hopefully more will arrive soon.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are not easy D. Only way to tell a W/Warbler or a Chiffchaff is by the song.

      Delete
  9. This super Warbler. I had him this afternoon for the lens, but all the pictures are ugly to the wind. You have the Warbler really beautiful beautiful on it.
    Compliment.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Helma, I was lucky with this one.

      Delete
  10. I love the song of the Willow Warbler, beautiful pictures Roy:-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Roy

    Birds with blossoms it does not get much better.

    Guy

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for visiting
and commenting on my blog