Typical pose of a reed warbler, note rufous rump colour a little brighter than back, long wing feathers with pale fringes, well defined eye stripe, long slim bill and white throat, this birds tail is unusually square, usually slightly rounded.
Distribution: Common summer visitor, breeding in Southern England and Wales and most of Europe.
Habitat: Preferred habitat is extensive wet reed beds.
Notes: The Reed warbler is very similar to other rarer warblers and is best distinguished by it's song, although that can vary slightly from location to location. A difficult bird to see but easy to hear, patience will usually be rewarded when the bird climbs to the top of a reed to look around. Although the birds primary habitat is reed beds it can sometimes be found in other locations, making it difficult to distinguish from the Marsh Warbler.