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Reed Warbler

By Andysnapper

A Reed Warbler at Leighton Moss. You can always hear these lovely little birds but you don't often see them hidden away as they are in the thick reed beds. This chap decided to pop his head above the parapets right by the path, I was very lucky indeed.

Some words from the RSPB.

The reed warbler is a plain unstreaked warbler. It is warm brown above and buff coloured underneath. It is a summer visitor to breed in the UK, with the largest concentrations in East Anglia and along the south coast - there are relatively few breeding in Scotland and Ireland. It winters in Africa.
In the summer, can be looked for in reedbeds in lowland central and southern England and Wales - it is rarer elsewhere. Sings from within the reedbed rather than from a perch, so often heard rather than seen.

Not a rare bird but another one whose habitat decline has resulted in reduced numbers.

Many thanks to all who commented and voted on yesterday's Blackbird and special thanks to Kathryn Louise for her User Award.



Tags: Birds General Reed warbler Wildlife and nature

Voters: pdunstan_Greymoon, CarolG, fotobee and 38 more


fotobee Plus
6 4 3 South Africa
18 Feb 2015 6:34AM
A very good, difficult photo! Well done! Regards Martin

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Bantu 6 7 1 India
18 Feb 2015 6:55AM
Beautiful capture,fine details Andy.

JohnoP 14 2
18 Feb 2015 7:00AM
Nice work Andy! Smile John
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2015 7:25AM
Super capture.
superb beautiful little bird fantastic capture SmileSmileSmileSmile
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 101 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2015 8:28AM
Excellent, love the punk hairdo.
18 Feb 2015 8:47AM
I like the background as much as the bird-both beautifully done.
Richsr 12 91 223 England
18 Feb 2015 8:51AM
A good study of this fellow
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
18 Feb 2015 9:04AM
Lucky you to have seen it,and so that we can enjoy looking at it on here.
A great shotSmile
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2015 10:44AM
Excellent capture Andy, not one we see down here.
NDODS 9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2015 10:47AM
A beautifully posed capture capturing this beautiful and elusive bird superbly well.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
11 392 2 England
18 Feb 2015 5:30PM
You did really well to get this one Andy. As you say they are quite elusive!! Nice image. I like it a lot.
johnke 7 223 15
18 Feb 2015 6:07PM
Well taken Andy. The narrative is very interesting, thank you I took it all in. The habitat decline I imagine is from Industry and Hones i Imagine?
18 Feb 2015 6:35PM
A beautifully detailed capture Andy GrinGrin

18 Feb 2015 8:09PM
What a capture with great detail Andy . great work

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