A small, rather nondescript bird, Cetti's warbler (pronounced chetty) is a skulking bird and can prove very difficult to see. It usually makes its presence known with loud bursts of song and the first glimpse will probably be of a dark, rather stocky warbler with short wings and a full, rounded tail, diving for cover.
This Schedule 1 species is one of the UK's most recent colonists, first breeding in Kent in 1972.
What they eat:
Insects and larvae.
- UK breeding:
- 2,000 males