Status: Resident in small numbers mostly on the heathlands of southern England, particularly Dorset, but slowly spreading (after a run of mild winters) and a few pairs now breed in East Anglia for instance. Badly hit by hard winters which can devastate the population.
Habitat: Mostly found on heaths with gorse and heather.
Description: Small warbler with long tail, often cocked. Female browner above and paler pink below than male (illustrated). Often seen flitting restlessly from bush to bush when long tail can help identify. Scratchy song given from top of small bush or in hovering song flight.
Size: 13 cm (5")