I was rewatching some trail camera footage and in a video which I saved because of a pair of robins, there was a small bird with an insect in front of the camera, I've done some looking and think its a grasshopper warbler but if anyone has any other ideas I'd be grateful.
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
In reply to Linda257:
In reply to Germain:
I've read (from the UK) that warblers are best identified by their calls and songs.
I did this (with a Sedge Warbler, and in Switzerland) only to be told (by the Swiss verification committee, for whom I have the utmost respect) that they can only be reliably identified by appearance.
I ran the above by a friend of ours here in Switzerland, a retired teacher and biologist engaged (among other things) in a complex habitat improvement project, which has now taken on national significance, and he told me that he has a friend in France who can identify most if not all European warblers by their calls and songs.
Once the whole world has sorted out "vaccine passports" and the like, perhaps we could invite the warblers to join, and one of the great mysteries of our time (warbler identification) can be put to bed for good.
Off to comfort the cats. It's 1 August here (almost; already), and despite bans we appear to be the firework capital of the canton.
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