Friday, 17 April 2015

New kid on the block ......

This Willow Warbler was shouting the odds and letting everyone know that he was back at the reserve in rude health for the breeding season.

I'm not very good at differentiating between Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs, in the absence of song and as a rule of thumb I take leg colour as the determining factor, black for Chiffchaff and pink for Willow Warbler, not very scientific I know ........ please do let me know if I have got it wrong this time and I will amend the post, many thanks in advance!.


  1. The Willow/Chiff-Chaff id tussles begin :-) I often get in a muddle....

  2. Either way Doug they are smart birds and this year there seem to be more Chiffchaffs than ever.