Saturday, 2 June 2012


Well as I have been asking, will I get a third find for May to continue a fortunate streak.
As it happens I have! Yesterday morning I managed to find a Marsh Warbler at an undisclosed location in the Broads.
I picked the bird up singing from a very dense bit of vegetation but it was extremely difficult to see, I managed a couple of fleeting glimpses, enough to see that it was an acro and it was also evident that it was quite a pale hue, unlike the warm brown of a Reed Warbler. The birds' song however was the real clincher and like most Marsh Warblers it went through a good repertoire of mimicry as can be heard from the video below, its best from 30secs in and the bird itself does not feature in the clip.

Last year I failed to find anything to really shout about however this May I have managed to self find RR swallow, Savi's and Marsh Warbler (290)....still no Icky but a fair compensation!

Enough of a buzz to give a good old fist pump, the double of which is well demonstrated by this Cockchafer!
 Bring on Summer, I'd be quite chuffed if I can manage Red Veined Darter, White legged damselfly and better views of Downy Emerald, here's hoping.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats Ben, nothing beats a self-found bird. Your very lucky to have had 3 decent birds this spring, and for what its worth I'd gladly trade my 2 self-found Ickys for a single Savi's!