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Greenish or Arctic Warbler? UK

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Old Tuesday 16th October 2018, 17:00   #1
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Greenish or Arctic Warbler? UK

Hi all
This Phyllosc was at Gibraltar Point NNR, Lincs, UK on 11th October 2018. Its appearance and behaviour lead me to believe it was a Greenish Warbler and when I heard the usual Greenish “Chu-wee” I was more than happy with it. These photos were posted on various Social media sites and the thinking now, is that it may be an Arctic Warbler (despite the call).
Any thoughts on ID would be appreciated please.

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Nige
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Old Tuesday 16th October 2018, 21:13   #2
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It's an Arctic.

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Old Wednesday 17th October 2018, 05:15   #3
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Was the call recorded?

Given that Arctic has now been split into three species, any Arctic-type warbler in the UK should be sound-recorded if possible (especially if it has some kind of “aberrant” call).

If Pale-legged Leaf Warbler and Eastern Crowned Warbler can make it, there has to be a chance of Kamchatka making it, and call is crucial for field ID.
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If Pale-legged Leaf Warbler and Eastern Crowned Warbler can make it, there has to be a chance of Kamchatka making it, and call is crucial for field ID.
I think the same Dave.

The call I've heard from a Kamchatka is this double type - https://www.xeno-canto.org/416963
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