A Cetti’s warbler has been spotted on the Trust’s Bemersyde Moss reserve near the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. This is a first sighting for the area which may suggest that the songbird’s range is beginning to spread northwards.
Named after 18th century zoologist Francesco Cetti, the Cetti’s warbler is more often heard than seen, making a bubbling call from dense cover of willow scrub, marshes and nettlebeds.
It took Alistair Cutter five visits to capture his photo of this shy songbird. Read more about the species here.