Few people hear this master singer in the UK because of its rarity. It looks similar to the reed warbler, but it is whiter below, more olive above and has pale legs. Like other warblers it is highly active, searching its habitat of shrubs and dense vegetation for food.
Though it's thought to have a secure population within Europe, the UK population of marsh warblers has fallen and is now of serious conservation concern. It is a Schedule 1 listed bird of The Wildlife and Countryside Act.
What they eat:
Insects, and occasionally berries in autumn.
- UK breeding:
- 2-8 pairs