Jaak Põder - The sound of grasshopper

Jaak Põder - The sound of grasshopper

If you hear grasshopper/cricket 'singing' in early summer in Estonia it's very likely that this song has nothing to do with insects. It belongs to grasshopper warbler who sounds just like grasshopper. That warbler is pretty secretive, mostly hiding in the grass and rarely flying, so it is hard to spot it to understand who the real singer is.

Grasshopper warbler sings maximum till the end of July (at least here), when the before-mentioned insects will take it over.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 16.03.2014
Photo info - 10.06.2006: Canon EOS 20D, 420 mm, ISO 400, f 5.6, 1/400 sec
Tags: Common Grasshopper Warbler jaak poder Locustella naevia summer võsa ritsiklind wildlife photography
Jaak Põder - The sound of grasshopper

Jaak Põder - The sound of grasshopper

If you hear grasshopper/cricket 'singing' in early summer in Estonia it's very likely that this song has nothing to do with insects. It belongs to grasshopper warbler who sounds just like grasshopper. That warbler is pretty secretive, mostly hiding in the grass and rarely flying, so it is hard to spot it to understand who the real singer is.

Grasshopper warbler sings maximum till the end of July (at least here), when the before-mentioned insects will take it over.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 16.03.2014
Photo info - 10.06.2006: Canon EOS 20D, 420 mm, ISO 400, f 5.6, 1/400 sec
Tags: Common Grasshopper Warbler jaak poder Locustella naevia summer võsa ritsiklind wildlife photography