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Monday, May 5, 2014

Soil Hill


                 Not easy to find a Grasshopper Warbler out of cover

                       Very vocal Whitethroats
                                           

                           Plenty Linnets about
                                   Camera shy male Linnet

                                          Lapwing warning me off
                              1 of 3 Curlew

A very productive late afternoon visit to Soil Hill and picked up all my target birds plus an unusual chance to photograph a Gropper, my first time ever.
Apart from the photographed birds a Sedge Warbler was creating near the NK pond but only allowing a few teasing glimpses whilst a Ring Ouzel shot out of the new plantation and disappeared over the hill towards the quarry works. It was camera or bins so I opted for bins to make sure it was,nt a Blackbird just having enough time to see it was a male Ouzel.

5 Whitethroat
1 poss 2 Grasshopper Warblers
1 Sedge Warbler
1 m Ring Ouzel
11 Linnet
2 Curlew
5 Lapwing
1 Golden Plover calling from down on the Shay.
Thanks goes to NK, the original finder of all the above birds.
BS

6 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Brilliant Brian - can't imagine how you managed to get the grasshopper warbler to pose!
Well done
John.

Danny said...

Wow! well done Grasshopper Warbler picture plus Ring Ouzel,Whitethroat & Sedge Warbler, thats a fantastic afternoons birding!

Nigel Kerwin said...

You hit the jackpot for sure. I managed some Gropper shots last year, they don't even come close to those beauties.

Brian Sumner . said...

All credit to you Nigel for finding it in the first place. I remember the photos from last year now, I,d forgot you,d got some.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Well done with the 'gropper' shots.

Howard Creber said...

Good stuff Brian and Nigel...patience and perseverance (do you get it !!)pays off big style.