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Willow warbler

Observed: 18th May 2012 By: ianbarnettianbarnett’s reputation in Birdsianbarnett’s reputation in Birdsianbarnett’s reputation in Birdsianbarnett’s reputation in Birds
willow warbler
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jonnam318's picture

A little more details or

A little more details or observation would help. Thanks.

ophrys's picture

Willowchiff

jonnam is right that a bit more detail is needed, really, even if just written description.

One of those where you are very much agreeing with 'It might be', rather than definitely saying it is a Willow Warbler. Never quite sure that it is right that they then appear on the carousel? Without a view of primary projection, legs...etc, it is difficult to be certain this is a Willow.

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willowchiff? it wasn't a

willowchiff? it wasn't a chiffchaff if that's what you mean. But it was a grab shot in a difficult lighting situation and couldn't give any more details because it flew off... sorry.

Thanks for the help.

Ian

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Willowchiff

If you explain why it was not a Chiffchaff, it would be easier to agree with Willow Warbler! They can be incredibly similar and the angle of this shot is not ideal. Sometimes, a little extra written description makes the difference in agreeing with an ID.

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Well, I didn't think it was a

Well, I didn't think it was a chiff chaff because I didn't hear any calls from a chiff chaff during the whole 2 hours I was in this woodland and so was thinking it wasn't a chiff chaff. Maybe that is a wrong assumption. I am not experienced enough to recognise the other warbler songs. I couldn't write a description, because

a) I didn't see it better than this photo shows,
and
b)as a novice I find it difficult to 'remember' details of these small birds well enough to be able to describe them.

I put the pic up here in case people better than me might recognise it from what is shown here. If there is doubt about what it is from the photo then that's ok. Thanks for the help though.

Ian

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Willow?

Totally understand! For what it's worth, its face does look more like a Willow.

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