Tiny, tiny Warblers
My last trek along Säveån was with just one goal in mind. I wanted to photo some of the Warblers that I have heard. They are naturally hard to photo so I had to wait for the right light to go out and see if I could find any of them acting as models for me.
I have always searched just along Säveån but this time I headed out onto the fields a bit further away from the water. This was done because of the lack of luck I have had the last times there and because I wanted to not be bothered by the joggers and walkers that use the path just by the water.
The forecast for the evening said that we should expect sunshine. It was correct for once so could I please have some luck with the Warblers this time.
I could hear bird chatter from many places. Chaffinch, Blackbird, Fieldfare etc and soon I heard what I thought must have been a Marsh Warbler. It was close to where I stood so I waited and to my fortune it appeared just a couple of meters from me.
I took a couple of photos and could see that it was indeed a Marsh Warbler. One to go…
It soon took off and I tried to see where it headed before I decided to go out onto the field myself. I found some old car tracks that I could use as a path and soon I startled the first Hare. This place must have a big Hare colony or is it just a few individuals that I see?
After some walking a came upon a small ditch and here I saw that the reed was moving in a way that couldn´t be the wind. I was hoping for another Warbler but instead a bigger bird appeared. It wasn´t making any sound but I understand from the photos I took that it was a Reed Bunting. It soon disappeared but I still heard many Warblers so I walked along the ditch and soon found a Reed Warbler singing among the reeds and it wasn´t as camera shy that many birds tend to be.
Sadly the sun was now so low that so I had to abandon the project and go home.
Still a good evening with two Warblers to count.