Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)

Hartlebury Common is one of the best places in Worcestershire to see (or hear) a Willow Warbler.   It is a summer visitor from Southern Africa and can be seen from April to September.

Willow Warbler can be difficult to separate from its close relative the Chiffchaff, as they look very similar.  It is best identified by its spiralling, warbling song which is completely different to that of Chiffchaff.   Listen to the songs and see key identification features for both here on the British Trust for Ornithology website.