Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)

Male. Taken at Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon., on May 30th 2010.
(1/400th sec at f10. © David Hastings)


L: 12.5 - 14 cm

The Reed Warbler is a plain unstreaked warbler. It is warm brown above and buff underneath.

It is found in most of England and Wales during the summer. It spends the winter in Africa.

Its breeding habitat is reed beds.

Reed Warbler nests are often parasitised by Cuckoos.

There are about 130000 breeding pairs in the UK.


09-Jun-2018 : Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk (1)
08-Jun-2018 : Barnwell Country Park, Northants (h)
02-Jun-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
13-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
11-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
09-May-2018 : Whelford Pools, Glos (1+)

31-Aug-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
20-Aug-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
10-Aug-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
21-May-2017 : Abingdon, Oxon (h)
14-May-2017 : Whelford Pools, Glos (h)
06-May-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
01-May-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1h)
29-Apr-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (1h)
13-Apr-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (1h)

23-Jul-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1h)
09-Jul-2016 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (h)
04-Jul-2016 : Leighton Moss, Lancashire
07-Jun-2016 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
05-Jun-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (h)
01-Jun-2016 : Lymington-Keyhaven NR, Hants (4h)
14-May-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1+)
08-May-2016 : Whelford Pools, Glos (1)
06-May-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1h)
30-Apr-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1h)

10-May-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1h)
28-Apr-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
27-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)

30-Jun-2014 : Tophill Low, E. Yorks (1)