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A Calendar of Haiku - May
Sedge Warbler Sing
Silent for most of the year, in late April or early May, for a few weeks boy can you hear them, as they sing all day and often into the night.
Inauspiciously buff-brown, Sedge Warbler (along with Swift) have got to be my bird of the month (May)
sedge warbler climbing among flags sing incessantly
Never singing the same song twice - and a great mimic, the male Sedge Warbler introduces random phrases into its repertoire - the song often including phrases snatched from other birds - Blackbird, Chaffinch, Pied Wagtail and Great Tit.
The featured image is of a limited edition print (16/500) of Sedge Warbler in Reedbed by Philip Rickman 1979.
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