With a spare couple of hours, I popped out to a good birdwatching spot not far away – Sandwich Flashes – and it was certainly worth it. The arrival of summer migrants is in full swing and warblers in particular were of note as I went between several of the pools and lakes.
There were the usual warblers I see (or more normally just hear) including chiff chaff, willow warbler, blackcap and sedge warbler but also a couple of more notable ones. Below is a shot I took of a Cetti’s warbler. Its loud and distinctive call immediately caught my attention as I stepped out of my car and it flew right in front of me, giving just enough time to get my camera ready and fire off a few shots.
Even more special though was my first ever sighting of a wood warbler but unfortunately I just couldn’t get my camera trained on it for even a record shot.
Lucky to get the Cettis, nice picture. There seem to be a few pictures around this year of Cettis but not one by us!