Friday, 9 March 2012

Clamourous Reed Warbler

A quick morning trip to Besor Resrvoir this morning was productive. Many migrants around although the views were fleeting - due to the paraglider buzzing overhead presumably.

Two Spotted Crakes and a single Little Crake kept very low profiles along the water's edge. Cetti's Warblers were noisy but invisible. A singing Great Spotted Cuckoo refused to show itself. This very loud and very shy Clamorous Reed Warbler took a great deal of patience to spot.

Many White Storks (35+) and Black Kites (40+) riding the morning thermals. While waiting for the CRW to show itself this fine looking Steppe Buzzard wheeled slowly overhead.

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