SEDGE WAR­BLER

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your Birding Month -

Of­ten one of the ear­li­est war­blers to ar­rive in the spring (along with Chif­fchaff and Black­cap), the Sedge War­bler is mainly a bird of reeds and sim­i­lar vege­ta­tion as­so­ci­ated with wa­ter. They are of­ten quite hard to see, but a glimpse is all that is needed to see the ob­vi­ous pale su­per­cil­ium which read­ily iden­ti­fies them. Usu­ally, it is singing which be­trays their pres­ence. You’ll hear that they have a crazy sham­bles of a song, show­ing el­e­ments of supreme mimicry and vir­tu­os­ity in­ter­spersed with arhyth­mic ram­blings and rep­e­ti­tion.

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