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Leaf Warbler

Observed: 25th June 2013 By: DluogsDluogs’s reputation in BirdsDluogs’s reputation in Birds
Juv Leaf Warbler 1a
Juv Leaf Warbler 1b
Juv Leaf Warbler 1c
Juv Leaf Warbler 1d
Description:

Is this a Willow Warbler? It has pale feet, which would tell me that an adult was a not a Chiffchaff. But is this also true of young birds? And I can't completely rule out Wood Warbler. One of several high in bushes.

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ophrys's picture

Agree

I am only agreeing with 'It might be...'. It does look pale and long-bodied like a young Willow; young Chiffs usually look darker. However, things like leg colour are variable, and that is barely visible here, anyway! Difficult to be sure. Any other photos?

Ian
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A few more photos - thanks!

I also a short video clip. It doesn't show anything helpful of the bird but it does have a few "peeps". I can post it to Flickr if you think it would help.

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Video

It would certainly help, as this is not an obvious bird either way.

Ian
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Video

Video available here http://www.flickr.com/photos/dluogs/9153735786/ . Thanks for taking trouble with this!

Sarah

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Phyllosc

It sort of helps, but it would have been useful if the other bird had been out in the open more! The bird does flick its tail a lot, which is sometimes claimed to be more a feature of Chiffchaff. The Flickr version of the pic also blows up better and the bird shows a clear white crescent under the eye, more typical of Chiffchaff. Overall, I would not make a decision either way, not with any certainty. Try to get a view of the primary projection, next time!

Ian
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Ah well! It was one of my

Ah well! It was one of my first attempts at trying the zoom on my new camera, so I was pleased to get any sort of photo worth keeping. Never mind that I'm not quite sure what it was.

Thanks, Ian!

Sarah