Headed off to Two Tree Island, I had planned to be there early, but due to my detour for the flycatcher I didn't arrive until almost 9 am. My second Cuckoo of the day this one was singing, a short burst of 'reeling' song of the Grasshopper Warbler which is holding territory just north of the small air strip and an even shorter view. I moved across to the east side of the island and followed the main track east, I could hear a Nightingale singing even before I had reached the feeding station. That loud "Chock Chock Chock" the Nightingale is famous for its rich tones and exceptional musicality. There were not one but three different individuals singing and occasionally showing well.
Below is a recording of a male Nightingale recorded in Bedfordshire
The second Grasshopper Warbler performed better than the first 'reeling' and showing near the scrape.
|Greenshank from the viewing screen|