30 May 2012

Willow Warbler

My next door neighbour came and asked me what bird has been calling persistently for the last three days around our houses. I told him it was a Willow Warbler. It has been very very persistent. This morning it started at 5.30am and it just hasn't stopped since. I am listening to it now.

Earlier this morning I heard another one calling on the far side of my garden and immediately the original bird went into only what I can describe as display mode. Flying towards the other bird with its wings outstretched and landing in bushes or on the electricity lines and fluttering them. It was the first time that I had witnessed this type of behaviour.

It has been flying  all around the house and perching on the chimney, roof, tables, clothesline all the time singing away. Just lovely

Willow Warbler singing from rose bush

Willow Warbler displaying

Willow Warbler displaying

Willow Warbler in Ash tree

Willow Warbler in Hawthorn Bush

Willow Warbler on Chimney

Willow Warbler on Clothes Line

Willow Warbler on Roof

Willow Warbler on Rose stem

Willow Warbler on Table

Willow Warbler in habitat


Cynthia White said...

Beautiful images:)

Alistair Prentice said...

That Willow Warbler got around!