A singing male Marsh Warbler set up a territory by the River Nar at Narborough and attracted many birdwatchers 10th-23rd. The Marsh Warbler’s song is renowned for its bird mimicry and this one performed great renditions of Blackbird alarm call, the jangling song of Goldfinch, alarm call of Chaffinch, the peeping of a Nuthatch and flight calls off a Crossbill and Bee-eater.
A bonus was an Osprey seen
there regularly, attracted by the easy pickings at the neighbouring
fishing lakes and trout farm.