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Chiffchaff ssp., Devon this month (1 Viewer)


Is this your Sanderling?
A Chiff pictured in this blog post (http://www.devonbirds.org/news/bird_news/devon_bird_sightings?blogEntry=13447) is being touted by people other than the observer as a possible Siberian (requesting more shots). Looking at shots of other sibes on google image, in the hand comparisons, I'm sceptical. However I am 99% sure I saw this exact individual Chiff at the same spot a couple weeks back and so am keen to hear if folks on here agree it looks the part for Sibe - I went along to the hide at the time to ask if anyone was keen to help ID a suspiciously brown Chiff (since I only had bins) and no one was the slightest bit interested (funny given the immensely expensive lenses they all had with them ;) ).
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Mark Lew1s

My real name is Mark Lewis
I'd not want to read too much into plumage tones from a single picture but nice strong super, especially behind the eye and 'overriding' the eye ring as the dominant facial feature merits a second look. The obvious question is - did it call?


Is this your Sanderling?
Not when I saw it. Thanks for pointers so far though. Will check out call but reassuringly every Chiff I've found that called this winter sounded the same as P. c. collybita.

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