Grasshopper Warblers are now back at their usual haunts across Northern Ireland. They are a widespread but scarce summer visitor. They favour overgrown areas, the edge of marshlands and young forestry plantations. They are also skulking and can be difficult to see, but at this time of year they are best located by their song - a high pitched reel, which some have said is similar to an anglers fishing reel. The song is largely heard at night and can occassionaly be mistaken by some for Nightjar.
You can hear the song at:
Because of its habits, it is an extremely difficult bird to photograph. However, credit must go to Craig Nash for his patientce in getting these superb shots: