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Old Thursday 7th December 2017, 01:30   #1
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Yellow warbler (Landschap de Liereman, Antwerp, Belgium, September 2017)

Hi, everyone! Got round to going through some of my older pictures and stumbled upon this bird, whose ID I never was entirely convinced with...

This bird is from the 2nd of September this year in Landschap de Liereman, in Northern Belgium.

I originally ID'd it as a willow warbler, but the rather odd head shape (semi)visible in the first picture make me doubt that original identification, and perhaps point more in the direction of a Hippolais species?

Unfortunately I wasn't able to get better pictures.
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Old Thursday 7th December 2017, 18:23   #2
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Looks Willow to me, but the pics aren't good enough to be definite
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Old Thursday 7th December 2017, 21:42   #3
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Looks Willow to me, but the pics aren't good enough to be definite
It's hard to put my finger on exactly why but this bird feels distinctly "Willow Warblerish" but I agree the photos preclude absolute certainty.
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Okay, thanks for the help both of you! :)
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