Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A very confiding Chiffchaff ........

.... paused for a few seconds on a nearby twig for just long enough for me to rattle off a few images before it flitted away back on its journey.

We seem to have a lot of Chiffchaffs on the reserve this year.

We also have good numbers of Willow Warblers which brings me to the question of identification, its not foolproof but I tend to go on leg colour, black for Chiffchaffs and pink for Willow Warblers. 


  1. I love the pose John. I often go on leg colour too. But also the size of the bird if both species are nearby to compare.

  2. Yes, he posed well for a pleasing close up Doug.