Had an impromptu visit to the Willow tree fen Bluethroat yesterday morning, altho it was nice and bright when I arrived it soon clouded over, got windier and colder ! So not ideal conditions….only a handful of birders were on site as I arrived.

The bird was showing predictably well every half an hour or so and I was soon the only observer left to admire this little stunner.

Amazingly when it wasn’t showing it was actually singing from deep within the reeds ! the first time I’ve heard one sing in the UK. 

I left very happy with my views and photos, a pair of Marsh Harriers were constantly causing consternation amongst the wildfowl and waders behind me, a first visit for me to this great little site, I’m sure it will turn up a few more goodies in the future.


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