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The Sedge Warbler is a small summer visitor to the uk and is often heard but not seen.
Sit quietly by reedbeds and wetlands and your patience will be rewarded with a sighting of this lovely little bird. It is brown above and cream below and has a striking cream stripe above its eye.
They eat berries and insects.
They measure 13cm in length.
They have a wingspan of 17 to 21cm
They weigh in at between 10 and 13g
They can be seen between April to October
They live for 2 years
The males change their song to impress the females
This sandy brown medium sized warbler travels back to Africa resulting in a journey if 1800 miles and most of them do this in one go.
Quite remarkable for a bird weighing just 13g!