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Old Sunday 25th March 2007, 22:18   #1
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at least 5 singing chiffchaffs singing in woodland near alton towers today.
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Old Sunday 25th March 2007, 22:28   #2
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at least 5 singing chiffchaffs singing in woodland near alton towers today.
I had at least 5 singing at the local patch today in Fazackerley. none showing though. they're starting to get the fences ready for the Grand National as well, on a seperate note.
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Old Monday 26th March 2007, 11:02   #3
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I heard my first Chaff Chaffs near Red Lane Flash at Sandbach on Saturday 17th March. I have read somewhere that they are present all year round in parts of the West Country.

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Old Monday 26th March 2007, 11:16   #4
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I've had one every day since last Thursday taking greenfly from a Rose Bush in the garden. My garden is very small (c. 12 by 20 ft) and there is hardly any cover in the area and no parks that near by. So, was really pleased to see it. It's very tame too stood about 10 foot away from it yesterday watching it go about it's business
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Old Monday 26th March 2007, 11:50   #5
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I heard 5 chiffchaff singing at Pennington flash last Wednesday. managed to see 3 of them and got my first close up photograph of the season as the bird for once was very low down. My earliest yet!
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heard my first on th 14th March, where 6 were counted in a small peice of woodland, but since then its gone very quiets again there?
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Old Monday 26th March 2007, 18:49   #8
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Old Monday 26th March 2007, 22:01   #9
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I had at least 5 singing at the local patch today in Fazackerley. none showing though. they're starting to get the fences ready for the Grand National as well, on a seperate note.
They should name a horse 'collybita' in honour!

I had a huge flock of mixed waders at the Alt estuary at Hightown today.
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Old Monday 26th March 2007, 23:47   #10
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Heard our first way out West here today. Can't gaurantee it's the earliest yet but seems likely. Had reports on Carmethenshire Bird Club sightings pages of others in the last few days. Guess some spring migration arrivals are early. Just hope we don't get a late cold snap that spoil things!
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heard my first chiffchaff 13 march.been out today had 4 singing in a small area of
north hylton.
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Old Tuesday 27th March 2007, 12:29   #12
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heard my first chiffchaff 13 march.been out today had 4 singing in a small area of
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Two singing today in the railway cutting just west of Telford Central Station that weren't singing there yesterday.
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Old Tuesday 27th March 2007, 12:37   #13
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There appears to have been a large influx overnight in mid wales as this morning birds were heard chiff chaffing (you cant call it singing can you?)all around my local area.My first bird was on the 15th march
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Old Saturday 31st March 2007, 09:59   #14
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Haven't had any singing Chiffchaffs but there was an over wintering bird (or an extremely early returnee) that I've seen a couple of times since early February near Beverley, east Yorkshire.
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Heard one briefly yesterday while I was in the garden

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good views of one today plus a further two chiff chaffing at westport lake staffs also a single swallow over
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1st one seen today on my local patch
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Old Sunday 1st April 2007, 21:53   #18
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Heard my first singing Chiffchaff this year at the same place and same time that it was in last year. Not had any Willow Warblers yet, had one at Moore NR at this time last year.
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Had the first one singing in my garden on Saturday. Got a good view of it out of the upstairs window.

Not bad, seeing as I very very rarely see any birds in the garden at all!
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Single Blackcap and Chiffchaff singing bright & early this morning, woke me up a bit as I peered unsuccessfully for a view.
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Old Monday 2nd April 2007, 18:24   #21
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Had the first one singing in my garden on Saturday. Got a good view of it out of the upstairs window.

Not bad, seeing as I very very rarely see any birds in the garden at all!
There seems to have been an influx, today in the local cemetery it seems that they were singing from every small tree, also a walk down Beaumont lonning had a count of 6, there were no singing Chiffs previous to today at these sites.
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Old Wednesday 4th April 2007, 22:30   #22
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I saw a chiffchaff on the 17th of march at Stodmarsh(Kent) but havnt seen 1 since.
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First one singing in my garden today.
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Old Thursday 5th April 2007, 17:51   #24
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Had my first ones singing just outside Gilcrux, Cumbria last Saturday *31st March*

They're all over the place now in Cumbria
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Old Saturday 7th April 2007, 19:45   #25
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Today had Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler singing at Swinemoor Common, Beverley, East Yorkshire. 1 female Ruff too!
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