It can be very difficult to spot, but you may well hear it singing loudly from the cover of dense bushes. Birds can be notoriously difficult to spot, no matter how loud they are. A dark, stocky warbler, the Cetti's warbler is most likely to be heard, rather than seen - listen out for its bubbling song among willow, marsh and nettles. [Cetti’s Warbler (86199) 00:09] The best way to learn a new bird song is to track it down and see the singer. Cetti's Warbler 13 May 2015. Golden Plover have been mesmerising visitors as large flocks gather on Peto's Marsh. The Cetti's also has a characteristic unique amongst British song birds - it has only ten tail feathers as opposed to the more typical 12. [Cetti’s Warbler (86171) 00:10] Sometimes, that’s easier said than done. On arriving back at the flat, I checked in my field guides & the description of the Cetti’s Warbler’s song seemed to fit – although one guide described the song as metallic (and I can see what they mean, but I would describe it as fruity). The explosive song of a Cetti's Warbler could be heard in three widely separated places: at the top end of the Long Water, in the reed bed next to the bridge, and in the reed bed at the outflow of the Serpentine. This is BirdNote. Named after 18th century zoologist, Francesco Cetti, the Cetti's warbler is a medium-sized warbler of willow scrub, marshes and nettlebeds. Here you will find 257 british bird songs. Cetti's Warblers have undergone a huge range expansion over the last 3 decades, only slightly put back by the recent sequence of cold winters. I would describe the song as a loud, short, fruity outburst. Posts about Cetti’s Warbler written by Annie. Most records of Cetti’s warblers are of singing males being heard. Read on for wildlife news from across the Suffolk Broads, Carlton Marshes habitat creation updates, and to hear about the volunteers that make it all happen! A Cetti’s Warbler sang its bold short song, Chwit-i-pit-i-pit, Chwit-i-pit-i-pit, as usual invisible deep in a reedbed. The indications are that since then, numbers are increasing again, with perhaps more than 2,000 territories in southern Britain. Cetti’s Warbler - A History of a Mystery. Listen to warblers on british-birdsongs.uk. Perhaps the most frustrating thing about Cetti's warbler is its tendency to fly low and fast immediately after singing, making observation exceptionally difficult. Resident birds are starting to sing across the reserve, listen out for Cetti's Warbler, Skylark, Dunnock and Greenfinch. Written by Rick Wright. A dark, stocky warbler, the Cetti's warbler is most likely to be heard, rather than seen - listen out for its bubbling song among willow, marsh and nettles.