Saturday, 19 April 2014

Grasshopper Warbler - Bent Lane

My first Grasshopper Warbler of the year delivering its reeling song on Bent Lane early this morning. As usual getting a view of the bird was very difficult but I did eventually manage a record shot as it sang from a wet reedy area.
The numbers on the moor are generally low but there are usually several pairs although last year I didn't see any so this is a welcome addition to the year list.
They do sometimes sing out in the open as these shots from July 2011 show.
Spot the Grasshopper Warbler!
Grasshopper Warbler


  1. Well done! Might I see any of these down in the valleys of the Lathkill, Wye or Derwent?


  2. Possibly Rod in wet reedy/scrubby areas. They are almost always found through their distinctive song. Paste this URL into any search engine or just have a look yourself on Google if you have never heard the song.


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