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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 12 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.

8 Apr 2008 10:54AM
Wonderful capture great shot.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 11:10AM
Two super shots. Second to none.
Marilyn x
pip01 10 14
8 Apr 2008 11:32AM
both great captures. but i seem to be drawn to the second one
Cabit 11 104 England
8 Apr 2008 11:50AM
Stunning detail, great work.
joze 11 Slovenia
8 Apr 2008 12:05PM
great shot.
lammie 13
8 Apr 2008 12:14PM
Well captured, lovely shot.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2008 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 11.3k 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 13 30 2 England
8 Apr 2008 2:44PM
a really beautiful image, superb detail & colour Brian
GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 3:43PM
WOW what 2 cracking shot you have captured such detail
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
8 Apr 2008 6:24PM
Superb capture
OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 7:50PM
Super shot just loveit.very well done
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 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 10 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 12 255 2 England
8 Apr 2008 11:24PM
Two cracking shots of this lovely bird, both superbly detailed and clear
daffydill56 14 190 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 11.3k 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!
PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
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 2.2k 49 England
9 Apr 2008 11:03AM
V1 is a cracking image of this delightful bird.Love their song.
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2008 12:19PM
thanks Pat and Brian

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