The Cettis Warbler is quite difficult to see as it hides in dense vegetation. On breeding grounds, favors tangled vegetation near water, including reedy marshes with bushes and scrub. Often heard but rarely seen. Explosive, loud staccato song often draws attention as it sings once from cover, then moves quickly to another hidden spot and sings once again, not the persistent singing from a single perch that typifies many warblers. This image was taken at Crossness nature reserve where it showed briefly before disappearing back into the scrub.
Location: Crossness nature reserve, Belvedere, Kent
Photographer: Dave Saunders