Sunday, April 30, 2006

Grasshopper Warbler!!

A bird was reeling from 07:30-09:00 in a very wet field full of sedge grasses very close to the footpath that leads to Deanhead Reservoir about 200 metres south of car park at the western end of Scammonden Reservoir. I observed the bird about 6 times during the period. The best views are obtained by clambering onto a stone wall running south of the field and then looking at the sedges towards Deanhead Reservoir. Wellies are essential!
Unfortunately I haven't got a decent photo of the bird but if you look really really closely you may just see the outline of the bird in the middle of the frame!
Other birds of note were :
1 Common Snipe
Little Owl
5 Wheatear
2 Whinchat
1 Stonechat

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