Sunday, 14 June 2015

Whitethroat

The Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)

One of our more vocal Summer visitors that normally skulks in low vegetation and all you hear is a rasping chatter that becomes quite frustrating as the bird is unlikely to emerge.
If you can locate their nesting site then you are in with a chance of getting a few images.












28 comments:

  1. Some nice shots here which would really help with identification if ever I see one. I take that you did find the nest site:)

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    1. Thanks D, I can just about pinpoint it from a distance.

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  2. well camouflaged little before grazing post .. but very well photographed
    greetings Frank

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  3. Hello Roy
    Very nice Sylvia, I woul'd like to see her, but it rains these days....
    Good week, hugs

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    1. Thanks Nathalie, it looks a little better next week.

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  4. I've seen them about at RSPB Langford lowfields and on the Sustrans 64 cycle path, which was a surprise. I always think of them as having slatier blue-grey heads than that, shows how eyes play tricks with us, perhaps.

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    1. Its the light more than anything Simon that plays tricks.

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  5. A vey engaging little bird.

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    1. Thanks Wilma, also very infuriating at times.{:))

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  6. Well spotted, most birds hiding amongst the trees at the moment hard to get a photo of any...
    Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda, yes vey difficult at times.

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  7. What fun! Finding a nest site is a good strategy as you point out. They do behave differently and sometimes will come out and dry to "distract" you.

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    1. Thanks Steve. Yes thats probably what they do a lot, but I hadn't noticed it like that.

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  8. Another great series of shots Roy.

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  9. You got lucky to see this lovely Whitethroat!
    I bet the nest is just below the pole!
    Great photos, Roy!
    Enjoy your day :)

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    1. Thanks Noushka, yes it was in that area .

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  10. Super shots Roy, Whitethroats have to be one of my favourite summer visitors to the British countryside :-)

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    1. Thanks David. Its somewhat of a difficult outdoor sport trying to photograph them though.{:))

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  11. Hey Roy... It sure blends in well with the stump. Nice catch with these shot's!

    Grace

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  12. More great photos - I've only seen this bird about 3 times and no photos yet! Enjoyed your butterfly photos too, I just saw my first Large Skipper today so happy about that! :-)

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    1. Thanks Mandy.
      Hopefully we should be seeing more Skippers of the various species from now on.

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  13. Great that you could photograph the warbler.
    I am never succeeded :-)

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  14. Well, it looks like you were lucky this time! What a sweetie!

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