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Birds ID's (seen on the Nicky line, Hemel Hempstead, England) (1 Viewer)

BenjiS

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England
I saw these on the 10th of this month, can anyone ID?
Sorry they are so dark
I think the first one is a Song thrush and the second one is a chiffchaff
 

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Vyom B. Vyas

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India
First, one seems about right for a Song Thrush, and judging by the second photo, I would favor Common Chiffchaff over Willow as I believe Willow would have more saturated yellowish body rather than the duller one seen in this.
 

Simon G

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First, one seems about right for a Song Thrush, and judging by the second photo, I would favor Common Chiffchaff over Willow as I believe Willow would have more saturated yellowish body rather than the duller one seen in this.

A willow warbler in England in January would be extremely unusual, whereas wintering chiffchaffs are now regular in many parts of the country. For distinguishing between the two, there are numerous threads on the forum and it can get quite subtle.
 

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