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Bird ID Leeds, UK (1 Viewer)

EmilyKate

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England
Hi
Could anyone help me with am ID of this little one, please?
Thank you!
 

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Alexander Stöhr

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Hello Emily,
can you please give the date for the second picture?
It is either a Chiffchaff or a Willow Warbler.
Overall jizz and lousy plumage (???) seems good for a quite young 1 cy bird to me. Its hard to be sure, at least I am.

Broad supercilium behind the eye seems better for a WW, but the contrasting and white eye-ring (also above the eye) is better for a Chiffchaff. Overall jizz seems slightly better for WW, I think, but many fledged WW have slightly cleaner, paler underparts. I realize, that underparts distracts me from WW-jizz. But they are so variable (and much harder to ID than older birds), and I am far from an expert in variation in such young warblers.
There are some threads here about very young WW/Chiffchaffs with helpful comments by others.


Do you have more pictures?
 

EmilyKate

Active member
England
Hello Emily,
can you please give the date for the second picture?
It is either a Chiffchaff or a Willow Warbler.
Overall jizz and lousy plumage (???) seems good for a quite young 1 cy bird to me. Its hard to be sure, at least I am.

Broad supercilium behind the eye seems better for a WW, but the contrasting and white eye-ring (also above the eye) is better for a Chiffchaff. Overall jizz seems slightly better for WW, I think, but many fledged WW have slightly cleaner, paler underparts. I realize, that underparts distracts me from WW-jizz. But they are so variable (and much harder to ID than older birds), and I am far from an expert in variation in such young warblers.
There are some threads here about very young WW/Chiffchaffs with helpful comments by others.


Do you have more pictures?
Hi Alexander
The second photo was taken early August last year, if that helps. And no, I don’t have any more photo, I’m sorry.
Thank you for taking the time to share your expertise!
 

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