Patience rewarded

If you type “Reed-warbler” into Google, chances are you’ll see an image of the bird sitting proudly atop a slender reed. Until yesterday all my images of this bird had it skulking amongst vegetation and refusing to show itself like it should!

I was pleased yesterday then to capture a set of ‘trademark’ shots of an Australian Reed-warbler as it posed momentarily on the stem of a Common Reed at Joyce’s Creek. Small colonies of this species are currently nesting at various sites around the lake and along the Loddon River, as well as other local streams such as the Jim Crow Creek and Middle Creek. Their clamouring calls can be heard from deep amongst the reed beds as they chase insects to feed their nestlings. The nest of the Australian Reed-warbler is a true work of art and craft … click here to learn more.

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Australian Reed-warbler habitat – Common Reed @ Joyce’s Creek, 5th November 2016

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Australian Reed-warbler

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4 responses to “Patience rewarded

  1. Absolutely stunning photographs.The last one is as work of art!

  2. Superb photography. Really enjoyed seeing these.

  3. Great “hair style”

    On Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 8:37 PM, Natural Newstead wrote:

    > Geoff Park posted: “If you type “Reed-warbler” into Google, chances are > you’ll see an image of the bird sitting proudly atop a slender reed. Until > yesterday all my images of this bird had it skulking amongst vegetation and > refusing to show itself like it should! I was ple” >

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