Garden Warbler

We had a great couple of days at the RSPB reserve at Ham Wall. Saw a Bittern in flight on both days but not able to get a decent picture of either. We also saw several Garden Warblers and eventually I got some reasonable shots.

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Sylvia borin – Ham Wall
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Romania: warblers

We find it difficult to distinguish between warblers particularly when we are in a new environment.  Fortunately, with Naturetrek, you are usually surrounded by excellent birders who know exactly what you are looking at.

We had two warbler lifers on this trip.  Great Reed Warblers were regularly seen while we were on the Danube Delta – distinguished mainly by their size.

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Acrocephalus arundinaceus – Danube Delta

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Plus, at the coastal marshes near Vadu, we found several tiny Paddyfield Warblers with their distinctively strong pale stripe over the eye.

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Acrocephalus agricola – Vadu coastal marsh

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