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Warbler Identification - RSPB Titchwell 25th June (1 Viewer)

Looking for help on this warbler please. Initially I thought it was a sedge warbler, but when I processed it did not look quite right. It's not a great shot as it was into the early morning sun. Identification apps are suggesting Great Reed Warbler, but I know that this is very unlikely, but I don't remember the size of the bird. Any help greatly appreciated, I am still learning. Thanks!
Hello Mark,

welcome to Birdforum!

I agree with Owene, your bird is a Reed Warbler.
I presume, the apps are fooled by the appearant large headed jizz. But it's the result of raised crown feathers and stacked out head.
Although variable, complete lack of a supercilium is bad for a Great Reed Warbler. Your bird has a pale blop above the lores and a pale eyering, a typical pattern for a Reed Warbler..

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