Last week I began to hear the odd Reed Warbler here and there, but just a very few individuals, one per site and I never saw any. Today the reedbeds were absolutely full of their song.
Normally, it takes me several hours to get a photo, often over several attempts, but I walked past and there one was, just waiting for me to point a camera at it.
They might not yet be at full numbers but there were still plenty around, if most weren't quite as obliging as this one!
I know they are Little Brown Jobs and even more so than many, but I rather like them. It's a bit of a challenge to see one properly or get a half-decent photograph, but not so hard you despair of success!
So, that's Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Whitethroats and now Reed Warblers. That leaves just the Sedge, that I haven't seen (or heard) yet this year, at least of what I consider the common ones. I don't consider Garden, Wood and Grasshopper Warblers common let alone any of the others. I guess the Sedgies must be here somewhere if the Reeds have now arrived in numbers.
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