Laurie Daunt's picture

Possibly a Siskin or Greenfinch

Observed: 9th April 2010 By: Laurie DauntLaurie Daunt’s reputation in BirdsLaurie Daunt’s reputation in BirdsLaurie Daunt’s reputation in Birds
Siskin
Description:
Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Siskin (Carduelis spinus) interacts

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Kluut's picture

I doubt very much that it is

I doubt very much that it is a siskin, and it isn't a greenfinch.
If it was side-on or flying, I'd be able to make a better guess, but my expertise is limited when it comes to avian posteriors!!

The bill makes it certain to be an insectivore, probably a warbler. Species??????

Apus's picture

Warbler

A small leaf warbler. The legs are paler than normal Chiffchaff (though not 100% reliable feature). Although end on, the wings suggest Willow Warbler (longer primary projection than Chiffchaff as it is a long distance migrant). Date and place fits - WWs were arriving in late March in the south.

Laurie Daunt's picture

Thanks

Thanks I think it is a willow warbler, There was some Siskin about, Thats why I got confused

Laurie Daunt

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Probable Willow Warbler

Pink legs provide the clue, but leg colour varies between birds. did the bird sing? did it go "Chiff chaff"

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
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