Friday, 16 May 2014

Sedge Warbler

 The first images I have been able to get of a Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus scoenobaenus) this year.

Walking along a river bank I could hear his chattering call.
For a change, I was waiting for him to appear rather than he hiding as soon as he would have seen me.

I did see him several more times, but it was a matter of him flying up out of the reeds and down again along the bank. However, I must be thankful for small mercies.{:))



26 comments:

  1. I have heard a lot of Sedge this year but have not got a descent shot of one of them. these shots are great.

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  2. You have to take your chances when you get them Roy...lol! Well caught...[;o)

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  3. hij heeft het een beetje benauwd.

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  4. lovely photos of this beautiful bird Roy

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  5. Hi Roy,

    Always nice the have the first new catch in a year. I especially like your first photo and your header is wonderful. Beautiful this Orange tip!

    Enjoy your weekend,
    Marianne

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  6. Well shot Roy, I got some last year but they are not easy, usually to much vegetation in the way.

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  7. Great shot Roy, nice looking bird.

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  8. Roy, I am amazed that you could even get a shot of this shy and active bird! Thanks for a gorgeous look at it! I think we have this species here in the U.S. but I have only seen it flashing between the reeds!

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    1. Thanks Kathie, I have to get lucky occasionally.{:))

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  9. You can tell who the dedicated birdwatchers are by the hours they spend trying to get such great photographs of a simple brown bird that hides in the reeds! I tried to do the same last weekend with an Australian Reed-Warbler and judging by the results, you're more dedicated than I! :)

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    1. Thanks Christian, you are far too kind.

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  10. Hi, Roy!
    Refreshing change, here on your blog.
    Great image, and great choice!
    And some more amazing images, as usual...
    Have a nice weekend!
    Ana

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  11. I went for a walk at Wareham, along the river, heard loads of Sedge warblers and Cetti's warblers, you're lucky if you can see one though. Nice capture:-)

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    1. Thanks Lyn, yes thats a nice area to walk. Never lucky enough to see the Cetti's.

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  12. I got other years also sometimes a warbler in the picture, but this year it did not succeed. With you, the warbler is again nicely :-)

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  13. Bonjour Roy,
    je n'ai jamais rencontré cette Phragmite ! Bravo, ce n'est pas évident au milieu de ces roseaux !
    Bonne journée l'ami !

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    1. Bonjour chère Nathalie
      Je suis surpris que ils dont fréquente votre région.

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