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Sedge Warbler

Observed: 25th April 2010 By: SomersetWandererSomersetWanderer’s reputation in BirdsSomersetWanderer’s reputation in BirdsSomersetWanderer’s reputation in BirdsSomersetWanderer’s reputation in Birds
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A lot easier to photograph than when in the reedbed!

Species interactions

No interactions present.


Milvus's picture

Brilliant, under-rated songsters

Good to know they're back down south - haven't seen or heard one this year, yet. One of my favourite birds - did you know that they are super mimics (I have heard 'sedgies' 'do': oystercatcher, redshank, yellow wagtail and common tern amongst others) and they have one of the most complex of all British birds' songs? I might be biased, spending four years studying them and their use of oilseed rape crops perhaps doesn't provide for the most balanced opinion on the subject.

dshubble's picture

sedge songs

Definitely a very interesting and entertaining species. I did know they had a complex, non-repeting song, but wasn't aware of their mimicing ability. I was watching & listening to these at Titchfield Haven (between Southampton & Portsmouth) yesterday and working on some alliterative mnemonics to keep the songs in my memory - 'sedge warblers are scratchy', 'reed warblers repeat'. Hmmm...


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Last spring a Surlingham church marsh, I had a sedge warbler that routinely did 'blue tit' impressions.