I’ve got a lot of love and appreciation for Sedge Warblers. They’re one of the first birds I took decent photographs of on a trip to Somerset:
Here on Westray they have a very different, distinctly windy life. I’ve been enjoying stopping at the the Bay of Tuquoy to watch a family feeding one of their chicks. A perch and backdrop of Dock, with long-legged prey, made a cheerful scene.
It’s still hard to comprehend that such a small body will fly to Africa south of the Sahara. Sedge Warbler males nest within 50m of where they nested the previous year.
I hope to see you or your mate next year.