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Chiffchaff

Observed: 9th January 2011 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Chiffchaff, Gerry's Hole, 2011-01-09 006
Chiffchaff, Gerry's Hole, 2011-01-09 002
Description:

Warbler, but which one? Second photo is poor, but shows legs, which might aid identification.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) interacts

Comments

RoyW's picture

Present all year - but perhaps not resident?

Chiffchaffs are now found in the southern half of the UK throughout the year, but it may be oversimplifying things to call them resident.
Ringing recoveries have shown that a few breeding birds may remain in the country during the winter, but the vast majority of those that breed here move to Iberia/north Africa for the winter. At least some of the UK wintering birds come from further north and east in Europe. I'm not sure that where the majority of the wintering birds come from has yet been decided.