Back in the long forgotten Spring Matt helped me see and hear a fabulous Grasshopper Warbler that we saw at pretty close quarters as it performed the famous 'reeling' call. It was an extremely early morning start and the sun was not even showing when the bird appeared, but it was certainly worth getting up for!!
Put simply, it is a sight and sound that I am not going to forget in a hurry!! I can only show you the sight, but if you haven't heard the fabulous 'reeling' before it is well worth looking at some of the recordings on Youtube that are available of these birds performing.
The bird first appeared some distance away, but gradually it came closer until it was just a matter of around 20 feet away.
Reeling Grasshopper Warbler
Male Grasshopper Warbler.