I started birdwatching at Radipole 50 years ago, long before Weymouth Way was built and when the north end of the reserve was far quieter. Today the road was closed while work was being done so the conditions were almost back to those I enjoyed in 1970. Luckily a Sedge Warbler was in full song near the North Screen so I took advantage of the quiet.
A few years ago in April 2013 (when the North Hide was still standing) I filmed another Sedge Warbler, this time feeding quietly in the reeds. The video is actually completely silent as I normally remove the soundtrack from all my Radipole videos as all you can ever hear are cars and ambulance sirens.
Here's another sequence filmed at exactly the same spot the year before, in May 2012, also silent.
Sedge Warblers are not as common at Radipole as they used to be, but they are still reasonably easy to see around the North Screen. Reed Warblers are far more common on the reserve as a whole, but tend to sing from low down in the reeds so I have never managed to film one. Back in 2012 a very rare Great Reed Warbler turned up and I did manage to get some distant film of that. As usual the traffic noise spoiled the sound track so on this video I overdubbed a recording of the same bird made by Martin Cade of Portland Bird Observatory.