Sunday, 26 April 2009

Clunton Coppice - Wood Warbler!!

A first visit since reports that Wood Warblers had arrived back. You will find them elsewhere in Shropshire but this is the best local venue to see them by far!

There were Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and plenty of Blackcap singing in the area but no sight/sound of Garden Warbler! A male Pied Flycatcher was also seen.

At least two singing Wood Warblers were soon encountered and with a bit of patience, they flew quite close. Wood Warblers are really smart birds with their bright yellow supercilium, throat and contasting white underparts. All angles were covered and for once not just the view of the underparts!

The dappled shade didn't help with this portrait but best to date......

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