Cetti's Warbler, Cettia cetti

Cetti's Warbler, 12/25/09, Clissold Park, London, UK

Cetti's Warbler has established itself only recently as a resident in the United Kingdom, first nesting there in 1973, and it is still considered worth reporting as a rare bird. This one had been reported around the east pond at Clissold Park, and I was happy on Christmas morning to be able to capture even these unprepossesing images of what the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds describes as "a skulking bird" that "can prove very difficult to see."

Cetti's Warbler, 12/25/09, Clissold Park, London, UK