Not a Chiffchaff or a Willow Warbler, The song was unlike either. Seen messing about in the rushes. I thought Sedge Warbler, but it's unlike any I have seen before. Look forward to suggestions, thanks.
If it's not outdoors it's not worth watching.
Hi Snowman, I'm not very good at ID-ing but i'll give it a good and say that this looks like a Reed Warbler.
Agree with Reed Warbler.
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Thanks, so difficult to photograph. I know from others that there are Reed warblers in this area, but have seen Sedge warblers in the same vicinity. Think I will download the Reed Warbler song, which should confirm it 100%. It had a sort of chattering song. Thank you Bex & Aiki. I'm only just getting into these Warblers, but find the song is always the big clue. Hoping to go back today and get better shots, this time I will be wearing long trousers, as standing in long grass a few brambles and nettles isn't good for bare legs. Got eaten alive as well. Ha ha silly me.
Ps. Just listen to a recording of a Reed warbler song. It's a perfect match. Well done again, Aiki and Bex. TY
Hi Snowman, I'm glad I could help. I am a massive warbler fan and for the last two years running have been on the hunt for them. The are very dificult birds to get a decent picture of as they tend to stay quite close to the bottom of the reeds so I think you did really well with your picture above. I always find the best thing to do is find a good spot where you have clear views and just wait. I have normally found reed warblers right on the edge of the reed bed next to water or in nearby srub/trees.
Good luck for today