Thursday, 10 May 2012
A Surprise Gropper
Another visit to Oare yesterday, I wanted to see the gropper again, I arrived late morning and spent an hour or so waiting for the bird to perform as it had done last Friday, however it is was not vocal at all. The only view I had was brief when it appeared in front of me. I hastily fired off the camera and managed a few shots. There were two pairs of Whitethroat busy in the brambles and Long Tailed Tits nesting nearby. Also the Nightingale in the scrub adjacent to the cottages was singing. It was rather windy so maybe that's why the gropper was quiet.