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Friday, 12 December 2014

Barred Warbler...

It's a a while since I've successfully got to grips with a Barred Warbler and the temptation to go and see a very showy young bird frequenting the Bird Observatory garden at Portland, finally got the better of me this morning. There have been some amazing photos of this individual coming out on social media in the last week or so (and I certainly don't include mine in that category). They are normally extremely skulking birds, so this was a real treat. It was very overcast, which helped get pics of such a pale bird but on the flip side the ISO makes them quite grainy:

1st winter Barred Warbler, Portland: R. Harris
1st winter Barred Warbler, Portland: R. Harris
1st winter Barred Warbler, loving the apples: R. Harris
1st winter Barred Warbler, Portland: R. Harris
It was very defensive over the apples that have been put out by the bird feeders and frequently called and saw off any other contenders interested in them. Managed to get a bit of video too - apologies for the 'breezy' conditions, sounds like concord taking off at times:



Don't forget - if viewing the video in YouTube you can click on the settings option below the video and select 1080p to see it in its original HD quality. Warning! this doesn't necessarily mean they'll be any better!

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