Grasshopper Warbler at Dunsford

Grasshopper Warbler heard then seen over a minute or so perched and moving in grasses/ low scrub around 2-3 ft high off ground at Dunsford Nature Reserve in Devon on Sat 27th Sept around 3pm.

Distinctive call - like a loud grasshopper.

Fawn brown uppercase, paler buff-cream belly and underparts, faint pale eyestripe but flickering through vegetation and often partially hidden so closer observation impossible.

Seen by eye about 12ft/ 4 metres away from path where we (myself and friend) are standing.

Posted September 27th, 2014 at 7:28 pm by Lizzie Elhamri in Bird News