Dartford warbler in the New Forest

Just returned from a photo trip to Wiltshire photographing a couple of special species and while there, we also hit the New Forest for Dartford warbler. There were plenty of these beautiful little birds around but getting close was a whole different game, they were incredibly shy. However, with a little patience we eventually managed a few decent images and many hundreds of not so decent images! This Mediterranean species is really on the northern edge of its range in southern England, so I’m not expecting it in Yorkshire anytime soon, even with global warming but it is a beautiful little thing and the rosy pink breast and slate grey back just really stand out against the flowering gorse bushes. 
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