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Dartford Warbler

A Dartford Warbler, taken yesterday in Suffolk.


Dartford Warbler by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Dartford Warbler by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Dartford Warbler by David Goodwin, on Flickr

Dartford Warbler by David Goodwin, on Flickr

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Re: Dartford Warbler

very detailed shots............

Lovely. Shame we don't get them here in South Wales...........unless someone knows better
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Re: Dartford Warbler

Hi Dave just saw and commented on Flickr. For me these are lovely portraits of a very shy bird - unless you are very lucky. I have never got within a hundred yards... And you seem to be close and to have had a chance to get a few different poses. So I am very impressed and would have loved to have seen it too.
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Re: Dartford Warbler

Superb pictures!
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Re: Dartford Warbler

Super shots. Never seen one myself.
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Re: Dartford Warbler

Stunning...

I hope you gave it directions back to Dartford!
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Re: Dartford Warbler

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Stunning...

I hope you gave it directions back to Dartford!
Hopefully not (just saying as I have experienced the beauty that is Dartford).

Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing Dave.
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Re: Dartford Warbler

Wonderful shots.

Was this on Dunwich Heath (only place I've managed to see one)?

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Those are stunning.
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Re: Dartford Warbler

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Hi Dave just saw and commented on Flickr. For me these are lovely portraits of a very shy bird - unless you are very lucky. I have never got within a hundred yards... And you seem to be close and to have had a chance to get a few different poses. So I am very impressed and would have loved to have seen it too.
Thanks for your very kind comments Peter, we spent circa three hours looking for these birds and had several views of them, some quite distant.

The images posted here were taken at a range of circa 15 - 30 feet, the bird came closest just as we were preparing to call it a day, most of the shots above came from that brief appearance.

We've visited a couple of sites and spent many hours trying to photograph these birds, whilst we've seen them before they've always showed briefly and at distance, I was very fortunate to get these images.

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Wonderful shots.

Was this on Dunwich Heath (only place I've managed to see one)?

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Thanks Peter.

These were taken on Dunwich Heath, from the path and following the National Trust guidelines, the birds were showing better than we've experienced before, I suspect that was because it was a fairly calm day with little wind.

The other site you can find these is Westleton Heath, which is on the left as you head towards Dunwich Heath from Minsmere, they're not easy to photograph there either though.

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Thanks to all who looked and/or commented, it's appreciated,

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Those are beautiful images. We used to have a population near here but sadly they didn't survive those severe cold spells a few years ago. Never did manage to get a photo of one.
Thanks Wildwood, sadly this species is prone to being severely depleted if the winter is severe.

Thankfully, the population at Dunwich is near the coast where it tends to be a little milder, let's hope they continue to flourish.

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Re: Dartford Warbler

Beautiful and lucky shots 'right time right place capture'. I remember as a yu'th them being on an endangered register - how are they doing now?
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Beautiful and lucky shots 'right time right place capture'. I remember as a yu'th them being on an endangered register - how are they doing now?
Thanks iso, we were in the right place at the right time, I waited three hours to get these images.

We've spent a lot of hours, spread over several days during the last two years trying to photograph them, this was the first opportunity I'd had to get images. Like most things, the more effort/time you put in, the luckier you get. 😉

This species is still rare and is on the amber list, it's also a Schedule One bird and anyone photographing it during the breeding season must ensure they are not disturbing the bird, we followed Schedule One and National Trust guidelines when taking these.

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