Grasshopper Warbler singing and stretching

Grasshopper Warbler singing and stretching
Species: Common Grasshopper-warbler   Locustella naevia
Author: Andreas Gruber
Friday, May 7, 2010
Added to IBC: 5 Jul 2010 - 12:13
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Altitude (m): 
114 meters
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During about ten days I could watch this little fella on the very same spot. About 4 meters beside the road, perfect distance, not shy at all - I could even restart my car (a Diesel!) to move for a better angle.
Next time I went to see him he was gone. Never showed up again, but one can hear some Grasshopper Warbler in the near distance; hope it is him ;-)

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Andreas Gruber, IBC1180657. Accessible at

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Andreas Gruber, IBC1180657. Video of Common Grasshopper-warbler Locustella naevia at Hansag, Austria. Accessible at

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