Grasshopper warbler


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(Zool.) cricket bird.

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Its song is similar to that of the Grasshopper Warbler but lower in pitch; I hear it as a "clicking buzz" rather than the Gropper's "whirr".
There was too that medley of woodland bird song, the rich tones of a garden warbler, the downward spiralling tune of a willow warbler and the endless ebbing and flowing reeling of a grasshopper warbler.
Wetland species include bittern, kingfisher, water rail, reed warbler, grasshopper warbler, reed bunting, common tern, grey heron, wigeon, shoveler, teal, pochard, snipe, grey wagtail and little grebe.
Just two years after the project started, the stretch of coastline has been restored to its former glory and boasts a stunning array of rare birds such as the grasshopper warbler, common linnet and hen harrier.
"We also hope to encourage greater numbers of Snipe, Reed Buntings, Bearded Tit, Sedge and Grasshopper Warbler birds as well as otter and water vole."
Here's a guide to the best bird migration hotspots on National Nature Reserves in the North East: CASTLE EDEN DENE, County Durham: Chiffchaff, willow warbler and blackcap arrive with grasshopper warbler in the coastal scrub.
Experts fear the lesser spotted woodpecker, yellowhammer, starling, marsh tit, willow tit, ring ouzel, grasshopper warbler and Savi's warbler, could vanish altogether.
"Among them are the small bordered fritillary butterfly, polecats and birds like the grasshopper warbler, great crested grebe and several species of owl."
The grasshopper warbler has the strangest song - it sounds nothing like a bird but more like a fishing reel being wound.
But there perched in another tree, was this pretty anonymous bird - grasshopper warbler - which as it sang, turned its head this way and that.
Reed, sedge and grasshopper warbler are in full song and you don't have to venture far out on the reserve to hear their amazing song from the reed beds.
Starling, marsh tit, willow tit, ring ouzel, grasshopper warbler and Savi's warbler have been moved to the red list from the amber list because of rapid declines in their UK breeding populations over the last 25 years.