So I opted to head for the reedbed, sure if it rained, which it did for about 5 minutes, I would get wet but the rain was welcomed as it was quite muggy and cooled me down for a few minutes.
Sadly the Reedbed lived up to it's reputation, in fact no Reed Warblers chugging away, no Sedge Warblers to be seen, plenty of Bullfinches and I saw 4 juvenile Jays, one Green Woodpecker....STILL no Hobbies...not many common birds apart from a few Dunnocks, but what I did note was the number of wrens either seen or ticking away, perhaps they've had a good summer, I counted Wrens at 12 different areas on the site. The reason, I think the Reed Warblers were so quiet was the below bird....
|TOLD YOU IT WAS GOOD!|
I managed to find a Reed Warbler that hang around long enough for a few images, looking at them in the browser at 100% magnification it has several ticks around the back of it's head and a couple on the front section of it's head too.
|YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO MAKE OUT ONE OF THE TICKS IN THE GREY'ISH AREA ABOVE THE EYE|
|ANOTHER TICK ABOVE THE CENTRE POINT OF THE EYE|
I wonder what this site will produce as the Autumn and then winter kick in...hopefully a Bittern maybe some Bearded Tits or perhaps a Marsh Harrier, one part of the site is pretty good looking for a Barn Owl too....fingers crossed.