Saturday, 9 January 2016

Siberian Chiffchaff- Beddington Farmlands

This is just a normal Chiffchaff (P.c.collybita) just to wind anyone up who has clicked on this post to try and catch me out- keep trying mofos :-)  It's also a handy comparison to the bird below. 
 Here we go (found by Nick Gardner)- strong face pattern with pale super and dark eye stripe. Underparts overall white contrasting strongly with the black legs

Green/olive tones are restricted to the wing (and tail) 
Upperparts are greyish/buff. Some green/olive tones around carpal.



Killer call- a plaintive monosyllabic note (4.5 kHz- see below)


More on Beddington Chiffchaffs HERE

and some good stuff from Jaffa  HERE

and BIRDING FRONTIERS SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF PART 1 and PART 2

10 comments:

Lee Dingain said...

Very nice! Really want one of these on the moor.

Peter Alfrey said...

I might go back and try and get some better shots if you fancy it. I think there's one at Rainham too- Moor next?

Lee Dingain said...

Hope so. I'm going to keep on trying.

Peter Alfrey said...

Keep knocking!

Chris Townend (aka Jaffa) said...

Just keep on knocking indeed - Just remember there are plenty who will burn out!
Nice one Pete - I am always amazed how these Sibe Chiffs change in different light. Have a look on my blog for birds I photographed in December 2013 on the patch:http://creamteabirding.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=siberian+chiffchaff

Peter Alfrey said...

Nice post Jaff- amazing how those subtle green olive tones come out in different light

Lee Dingain said...

Yeah yeah yeah, rub it in both of you why don't you.

Peter Alfrey said...

You out there today?

Lee Dingain said...

Went out yesterday. Very quiet. Lots of Water Pipits was about it.

Peter Alfrey said...

same here. an influx of wipits- had at least 8, maybe 10.