Adult Cett's Warbler (subspecies C. c. cetti) at Oare Marshes - September 2012
Featured Subspecies: Cettia cetti cetti
UK GREEN LIST / IUCN Red List: Least Concern
Cetti's warbler is one of the most recent colonists to the UK - only establishing itself in 1973 - it is a reedbed dweller, and even compared to our other reedbed dwelling species can be a pain to catch more than a fleeting glance. Unlike our other reedbed warbler species however, it remains in the UK during the winter. Actually getting a positive identification on this species can be a pain, and you are much more likely to hear one than see one - but, if you look in the Winter when it'll be the only warbler in the reeds you might just strike lucky. I've had a little luck playing back a recorded Cetti's song to get them to emerge.
Subspecies: C. c. cetti, C. c. orientalis, C. c. albiventris
- Sighting Locations -
UNITED KINGDOM - Unommon breeding resident (2000 males) in Southern Britain