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phylloscopus collybita

  1. Testing, testing ...

    Testing, testing ...

    On Mar 19 I was signed up to join an RSPB group on a birding trip to Llanfairfechan. The trip leader would be picking me up, but he also had first to do a morning nature program on the local BBC channel, then pick up three others, then me ... and still be on time to start the program in...
  2. Common chiffchaff

    Common chiffchaff

    Met two scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology at the pond of Munich Waldfriedhof cemetery today. They told me that they are doing research on "Sleeping behaviour of Canada geese". They are allowed to take some eggs from the breeding island in the pond. They raise the chicks...
  3. Chiffchaff


  4. chiffchaff


    there was a real chiffchaff concerto in the woods Sunday morning
  5. Common chiffchaff

    Common chiffchaff

    My first this year.
  6. Chiffchaff


    appeared a week ago, and now i think i got 2 or 3. hope you like it.
  7. Common chiffchaff

    Common chiffchaff

    I believe chiffchaff because its call sounded like "hweet" (English wiki). German chiffchaffs sound like "huit" (German wiki) 😊. I hope I heard it right. Stray cats are the biggest threat at their place. They belong to the first birds that arrive after winter and they also belong to the last...
  8. Size comparison

    Size comparison

    Common Chiffchaff (center left) and Blue Tit (lower right) as compared to a Hogweed plant - probably the coastal Common Hogweed, although we do also have an even larger one here called "Tromsøpalme" [Tromsø Palm], but that one's an invasive species that the city gardeners based at Leangen Farm...
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  11. Say my name!

    Say my name!

    It's said that we die twice. First when our heart stops beating, but then not again and therefore not completely until the last time someone says our name. If that's true, then Chiffchaffs are immortal - constantly saying their own name, and thereby also all their still-living and "first-dead"...
  12. 217- Phylloscopus collybita Common Chiffchaff-11 décembre 2019.jpg

    217- Phylloscopus collybita Common Chiffchaff-11 décembre 2019.jpg

    Pouillot véloce - Phylloscopus collybita - Common Chiffchaff
  13. Chiffchaff


    from there visit back in March, thanks so much
  14. Common Chiffchaff

    Common Chiffchaff

    common chiffchaff1/800;f 6,3;800
  15. Siberian Chiffchaff

    Siberian Chiffchaff

    feeding in bottom of reeds wintered here
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  17. Common Chiffchaff

    Common Chiffchaff

  18. Chiffchaff


    First sighting this season
  19. great chiffy day

    great chiffy day

    usually they disappear after the 15th, but this year they arrived late so i think they will stay maybe two more days or maybe a week.
  20. Habit ... and habitat

    Habit ... and habitat

    Habit ... and Habitat Chiffchaff ... ... in marshy setting _______ Phylloscopus collybita Lost wetland of Basai Gurgaon India 18 January 2018
  21. Chiffchaff


    lots of them around the garden. a bit late this year.
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  23. Chiffchaff rare visitor to our Garden this Morning.

    Chiffchaff rare visitor to our Garden this Morning.

    Thanks to my Wife for spotting this one. Distant shot. TTW.
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    A very cold january morning. This chiffchaff was moving about the grass on the edge of the marsh.
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    Chiffchaff Success