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Chiffchaff or willow warbler?

Observed: 22nd October 2012 By: OldbirderOldbirder’s reputation in BirdsOldbirder’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Small flock feeding on berries amoung bushes beside a large reservoir. Very lively. No song observed.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Willow Warbler or Chiffchaff?

Shame it did not sing! The dark legs and feet suggest Chiffchaff but the bright strong supercillium suggests Willow Warbler.

I am not sure I can see the primary projection sufficiently well.

A possibility, I suppose is 'Iberian Chiffchaff' but it's a difficult bird to pin down.

Alan Brampton (Benson)