Grasshopper Warbler - Locustella naevia

Grasshopper Warbler - Locustella naevia - Field, meadow and hedgerow
Canon 800mm f7.1 for 1/1000th @ iso400

The Grasshopper Warbler as it's name suggests has a call that is very much like the sound a grasshopper makes - a very insect like and incessant call.

Often considered to be a real "lurker" of the undergrowth - the best chance of getting photographs or seeing this Warbler is at dawn or dusk. The former preferable for photographic purposes.

Easily located by the continuous reeling of the call - the next task is to be up and about early in the morning to locate the birds singing post - once that is done the rest is simply a matter of pressing the shutter !!