Reed warbler? Help ID please

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Alex Rogers
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Reed warbler? Help ID please

I saw this guy at Tiger Bay wetlands near Warren, NSW - in a tree alongside reedbeds and wetlands. I'd thought at the time he was one of the several reed warblers that I'd been photographing - but now that I come to process the photo, I'm not sure - looks very rufous on the front. Anyone got any thoughts on this? 

Steven.McBride
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Looks good for Australian Reed Warbler. Not sure about orangey brown colouring, don't think it's normal, possibly dirt or staining.   Edit: I just looked at some Reed-warbler photos, now think the colouring is normal, possibly just some feathers messed up, or wet, causing white bases of some feathers to show thru.

Alex Rogers
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Thanks Steven. I agree - on reviewing a lot more photos of the same bird I'm pretty sure of that ID too. Something that might explain the rufous cast is the enormous dust storm of the same day. 

Lorne Johnson
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Yep, dirty Oz RW. Lorne : )

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