Bird Watching (UK) - - 30 Years Of Birdwatching -

First recorded in the UK in the early 1960s, the skulk­ing brown job with a big voice started colonis­ing Kent in the 1970s. How­ever, 30 years ago, the small pop­u­la­tion of this res­i­dent war­bler was close to eradication af­ter the big freezes of the mid-1980s. Since that time, the re­cov­ery has been noth­ing short of sen­sa­tional. De­spite some harsh win­ters, par­tic­u­larly over the last decade, Cetti’s War­blers have knuck­led down to some se­ri­ous coloni­sa­tion. There are now more than 2,000 singing males, mostly in the south­ern half of the coun­try.

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