Sunday, 10 July 2011

Rainham Marshes - Grasshopper Warbler

Following a trip to the Ingrebourne this morning i went to Rainham and after a full circuit i was advised that a Grasshopper Warbler had been seen along the reeds by the Marshland Discover Zone. So after heading up and down he Thames Wall in the area for 45 minutes along with a couple of others on the wall and another couple in the reserve i was ready to leave.

Just as i was heading away i had managed 10 yards when it went off; a reeling so loud it had to be near. Sure enough at the top of a low bush just in front of me a Grasshopper Warbler. The others rushed over as did the few in the reserve. We managed to view the bird for 4 full reels before it dived low and out of sight.

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