As we walked along the river there was an abundance of reeds either side of the bank. The birds of the reed bed are tiny and rather difficult to spot. And when you do focus in on one, they seem to dart off as quick as they come. However, one knows of their presence because of the wonderful bird chatter up and down the waterway. You can hear where they are but it takes a time to spot them at distance. They are so well camouflaged as they cling to the long grass stems.
Their bird song is gorgeous and compelling. As I try to home in with my camera, the little creatures seem to get spooked and fly off further along the bank. I take multiple shots hoping for a clear one at distance. I'm using a Nikon D3100 with 70mm to 300mm lens.
After sifting through the photo shots I get one decent photo of a Reed Bunting above and another of a Reed-warbler below. We always enjoy going for the long dog walk along the riverbank when the weather permits.