The Reed Warbler was photographed at Titchwell RSPB in front of the hide. I think that it is a youngster and love the punky hairstyle. The first picture is full size with the second a zoomed in version of the same shot.
I must just mention my birding day with the camera left in the car. On the Sunday we visited Weeting Heath NWT, it was raining heavily as we traveled to the reserve and the rain continued when we first got there. A bird club was there from the West Midlands so the hides were full and sure enough the speciality bird for the reserve was there over the ridge with sightings through your bins, distant but great a first for us.
We returned to the car after a while to have some lunch and then the magic happened, the bird club left in their coach! No, only half joking when we went back we went to the other hide and saw a stoat chasing and catching a young rabbit but it escaped and an adult rabbit set on the stoat and after a scrap saw it off.
No the real magic was we returned to a fairly quite hide where we had seen the Stone Curlew earlier and I managed to get my scope up, because now there was plenty of room, and after about ten minutes a pair of Stone Curlew flew right up in front of the hide. Pictures would still be ambitious with my 500mm lens but what cracking views, looked an attractive bird to me.
More stories from the selfish birder in due course with apologies to the West Midlands bird club that left on the bus and took their chatter with them!
If you have not been to Weeting Heath before make sure you do at this time of year.