Sunday evening in bright sunshine I ventured to Arcot Pond where the Little Egret was in the far distance but a very obliging Grasshopper Warbler wasn't quite as shy.
I've mentioned before that whilst I have plenty on my own patch, five males reeling over 2km on Saturday morning, they very rarely show as they are always low in the grass. I'll probably get half a dozen sightings a year although would hear birds most mornings I'm out.
Arcot birds however having some nice freestanding bushes to sing from are far more showy thank goodness and this one sang furiously for ten minutes in full knowledge I was nearby. Occasionally hiding in the shadows further down it just couldn't resist climbing back into full sunlight to get the best voice projection.
More a grumper than a gropper.