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Willow Warbler

By brian1208
We live at the end of a Cul de Sac which is closed off by a rough mixed hedge. This time of year it is alive with many different small birds and yesterday I discovered that the Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs are back.

I spent about 15 minutes watching this little one popping in and out of the hedge and got a range of nice shots. I thought this one showed the bird off well but may put up another as a variant, showing a more "environmental" shot for comparison

I love this time of year

Tags: Spring Willow warbler Wildlife and nature

Voters: robbiebox, AlanBW, Arty and 42 more

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8 Apr 2008 9:52AM
What a cracking photo, beautifully shot and composed.

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AlanBW 11 20 England
8 Apr 2008 9:57AM
That's a beauty, love the pose and the fine detail
piccy 11 8 Wales
8 Apr 2008 10:19AM
Beautifully caught.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
8 Apr 2008 10:40AM
Gorgeous. Love the budding branch as well as the super bird detail.

Wonderful capture great shot.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 11:10AM
Two super shots. Second to none.
Marilyn x
pip01 9 14
8 Apr 2008 11:32AM
both great captures. but i seem to be drawn to the second one
Cabit 10 104 England
8 Apr 2008 11:50AM
Stunning detail, great work.
joze 10 Slovenia
8 Apr 2008 12:05PM
great shot.
lammie 12
8 Apr 2008 12:14PM
Well captured, lovely shot.
pamelajean Plus
11 997 1929 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 12:22PM
V1 is definitely the one for me, beautifully composed, lovely detail, nice clean background.
User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
8 Apr 2008 12:27PM
Both lovely captures. Nice work!
Gazzten 11 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 12:37PM
Lovely clean image.
brian1208 Plus
14 11.2k 12 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 1:48PM
thanks for all your positive comments.

Its funny Laura, I guessed that the more traditional "Bird on a Stick" image may get the most reaction and yet I'm with you, the more I look at the "Hedgerow" vesion the more I see in that.

I guess it may be because its how I think of these little birds behaving naturally?
StevenPrice 12 30 2 England
8 Apr 2008 2:44PM
a really beautiful image, superb detail & colour Brian
GlynnisFrith 10 23 3 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 3:43PM
WOW what 2 cracking shot you have captured such detail
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
8 Apr 2008 6:24PM
Superb capture
OAKEY 9 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 7:50PM
Super shot just loveit.very well done
brian1208 Plus
14 11.2k 12 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 7:54PM
Thanks for the RC, its been a long time since I've seen one of those! Smile

Your added comments are much appreciated
8 Apr 2008 10:15PM
Great shot in did.
Jaff 9 7 1
8 Apr 2008 10:31PM
Both great images but No.2 for me. There's more of a setting to the photo and I like the pose of the bird.
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
8 Apr 2008 11:24PM
Two cracking shots of this lovely bird, both superbly detailed and clear
daffydill56 13 190 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2008 7:58AM
A cracking set of images Brian! Fabulous detail, and what a treat to see them close up.Nice work.

brian1208 Plus
14 11.2k 12 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2008 8:53AM
Thanks again forthe new comments. Strange isn't it, we travel large distances to get our images and yet these were obtained about 100 yards from my house!
9 Apr 2008 10:17AM
Another lovely capture Brian.
I agree, this time of year is wonderful for birdwatching, and listening. All that courting and nest building.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.1k 49 England
9 Apr 2008 11:03AM
V1 is a cracking image of this delightful bird.Love their song.
brian1208 Plus
14 11.2k 12 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2008 12:19PM
thanks Pat and Brian

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