It has been a number of years now since I have photographed Wood Warblers. A recent visit to SW Scotland gave the opportunity to spend a couple of days in the regions wonderful Sessile Oakwoods ablaze with Bluebells and echoing to the sound of singing Wood Warblers.
The reed bed is now humming with life. One of my favourite sights of spring is the song flight of the Sedge Warbler. This was tricky shot handholding the heavy 400 mm f2.8 lens, need to go back with something lighter!
This week the BBC’s Springwatch team came to Holt to film a story on Dave Leech’s Blackbird project. This was the scene in our kitchen on Wednesday as Charlotte listened back to her interview with presenter Martin Hughes-Games.
I have been waiting for a clear dawn for some days now and finally this morning I could watch the sun rise. A Turtle Dove a real rarity these days was purring close to home while later photographing Dartford Warblers a Cuckoo was proclaiming his arrival on the other side of the heath.
Spring has come early across Europe as evidenced by my trip to Finland this week where the Ruff were already lekking a good week to 10 days earlier than usual. This picture was taken from a Finnature shore hide.