Friday, 1 October 2010

Warblers of the Reed

I thought I would have a look at three of the reed warblers that occur in the UK. I thought I would try and learn the songs just incase I ever need to know them; you can never be to sure in this game! Or of course for those who travel the world its always good to know what song belongs to which reed warbler. So sit back, turn up the volume, relax, enjoy, and compare your reed warbler songs:

(For best results turn up volume quite loud so you can hear the calls clearly. NON of these recordings are mine and the copyright belongs to thoose who made the recordings, NOT me. No copyright infirdgement intended)

Species: Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Status in UK: Common and widespread, though lacking from most of Scotland.

Species: Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)
Satus in the UK: Rare with about 235-240 records ever.

Species: Blyth’s Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum)
Status in UK: Rare with about 95-100 records ever.

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Until next time, Foghorn out!


  1. Interesting to hear the different calls. Good idea, keep it going.

  2. nice Quail in the Blyth's Reed recording too. I agree a good idea, definitely one worth keeping up!