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Old Tuesday 6th March 2007, 16:27   #1
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Blackcap ?

Another little brown-un. My guess is a female Blackcap but more then likely that I am wrong.

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Old Tuesday 6th March 2007, 16:57   #2
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Not a Blackcap, but a Phylloscopus warbler of some sort, probably a Chiffchaff.

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Old Tuesday 6th March 2007, 16:59   #3
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It looks more like a Phyllosc to me - and assuming it was taken recently and taking into account its dullness, I'd suggest Chiffchaff.
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Old Tuesday 6th March 2007, 17:01   #4
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Could it be a Whitethroat ? [bet I,m wrong]
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chiff chaff for me too - (despite the lurid green and yellow tones in photo )
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Can't really be anything other than a Chiffchaff, but there is no hint of a supercilium and the feet look rather pale, even pinkish. Any more photos Roy?

I am surrounded by thousands (literally) of "Chiffies" at the moment and no two birds look exactly the same.

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I am surrounded by thousands (literally) of "Chiffies" at the moment and no two birds look exactly the same.

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How i envy you! i'm getting a bit bummed out with winter now. pleased to say spring isnt too far off. Are they all in song too?
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Can't really be anything other than a Chiffchaff, but there is no hint of a supercilium and the feet look rather pale, even pinkish. Any more photos Roy?

I am surrounded by thousands (literally) of "Chiffies" at the moment and no two birds look exactly the same.

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No more shots Colin - just had this snatched shot before it was off.
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Thanks to everyone for the replies - Chiffchaff it is then.
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How i envy you! i'm getting a bit bummed out with winter now. pleased to say spring isnt too far off. Are they all in song too?
No Kristian, the Chiffs are not singing yet but the Bluethroats certainly are, and what a beautiful song it is - never had as many overwintering here before. I counted 24 different birds this morning, and all showing very well (because I didn't have my camera with me!!). They will be gone by the end of the week when the Woodchat Shrikes arrive - never seen both species here at the same time.

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No Kristian, the Chiffs are not singing yet but the Bluethroats certainly are, and what a beautiful song it is - never had as many overwintering here before. I counted 24 different birds this morning, and all showing very well (because I didn't have my camera with me!!). They will be gone by the end of the week when the Woodchat Shrikes arrive - never seen both species here at the same time.

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Right now you really are making all the British birders jealous
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Right now you really are making all the British birders jealous
I didn't intend to, honest!!!


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