Name: Reed Warbler
Scientific name: Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Nature Stars: 50
About: A medium-sized warbler, about 13cm long. Reed Warblers are birds of reedbeds, weaving their nests slung between two or three reed stems. They are plain warm brown above and buff below, with a pale throat and a short pale stripe in front of the eye. They s
How to identify: A plain, rusty-brown warbler of reedbeds and wetlands, with a pale throat.
Where: Widespread summer visitor to England and Wales. Rarer in Scotland and Northern Ireland
Fantastic fact: The closely related Marsh Warbler and Blyth's Reed Warbler are both rare visitors to Britain, but almost identical to the Reed Warbler and only identifiable by real experts.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc