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Cettis Warbler

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Frequently heard but rarely seen in the reeds beds of the lower reaches of our main rivers.



Photograph by: 
Pam Parsons

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Cettis Warbler
Scientific Name Cettia cetti
Status Local
Interest Level
Species Family Warblers
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
Preferred Environment
  • Reed beds
Look for A short and loud repetitive call from, or near, reed beds
Additional Identification Notes
  • Only a UK resident since the 1970's but now frequent near reed beds in Dorset
  • Difficult to see and best found by their song which can also be heard in winter
  • The song is a short but loud 'diddle, diddle, diddly, diddly diddly'!