I spent a good while in the New Forest with my ears open for a Wood Warbler. None were forthcoming, although they had been around. Strangely when I got home it appeared there had been one almost on my doorstep and showing itself very well.
I'd only seen one previously that had stuck around for a couple of weeks in Bramhall a few years ago.
Brilliant little birds, with a great song that makes their bodies shudder. It's similar to the Willow Warbler but has bright yellow upper parts and lovely white under parts.
This one was still singing as the rain and then hail came down. It made it a lot easier for me to find him.
A Wood Warbler with a sense of humour. :))ReplyDelete
How I love warblers and your images of the Wood Warbler are stunning. We have Willow Warblers which visit in our summer months and I enjoy them so... Thanks for sharing. JoReplyDelete
Love the third shot..Nice how the background is blurred out..Have a lovely weekend..ReplyDelete
He's a beauty!ReplyDelete
I have never seen this bird before and these shots are all excellent.ReplyDelete
A gorgeous little Wood warbler. Your photos are awesome! Our warblers are quick moving birds and it is very hard to take their photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Beautiful bird, very cute.ReplyDelete
Great shots. What a pretty little bird.ReplyDelete
What a little cutie. Glad you found him.ReplyDelete
Lovely. I guess this little guy didn't want you to miss out! Happy Critter Day.ReplyDelete
Fantastic shots, Adam!ReplyDelete
a very pretty thing!ReplyDelete
It's a very pretty little bird!ReplyDelete
What a sweet bird - wonderful captures!ReplyDelete
Wonderful little bird! I guess they were ready to be seen by you! :-) You got some amazing photos!ReplyDelete
They are a super little warbler Adam. We simply don't see enough of them do we?ReplyDelete
Wonderful little birds - we used to have a few pairs in a woodland reserve I worked on in Gateshead. Loved that trilling call.ReplyDelete
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
What gorgeous colors!!!ReplyDelete
I really like this warbler....and your photos are stunning.
Great shots! The last is my favorite.ReplyDelete
Fabulous pictures! What a lovely post. AngelaReplyDelete
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Wow, gorgeous!! What a cute little bird. Great shots #animaltalesReplyDelete
My word, so many lovely birds out there. The 3rd picture is especially so crisp. Really fab shots. I'm glad his singing helped you to find him; otherwise we won't be enjoying your shots now :-) #AnimalTalesReplyDelete
Lovely. I do enjoy your posts especially when you give me photos of birds I have never seen ... or at least don't know I've seen or heard.ReplyDelete
Many thanks for adding Wood Warblers to #AnimalTales.
such a pretty birdReplyDelete
What a lovely little bird. I've certainly never seen one of these. I'll have to look to see if there has been any been any spottings round my way.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful little bird. You got some great shots.ReplyDelete
I have yet to see a warbler in real life.... can't wait til I do .... this guy is pretty sweet.....ReplyDelete