As you were all so helpful on the Blackcap can you tell me what this is? maybe a chiffchaff or a willow warbler maybe?? I need to learn so much!
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Well, I'd suggest either of the names you've given! If it's recent, I'd say more likely chiffchaff, but I'm useless with telling them apart until they sing!
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Have to say I think it was a chiffchaff too. thanks
I would say Chiffchaff too. It appears to have long primary projections (wing tips), not a very strong supercilium (eyebrow) and it's holding its tail down. These are all indicators of a Chiffchaff. Plus, they are one of the earliest warblers to arrive. Of course, if you heard it call its name there would be no doubt. LOL
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A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. (Chinese proverb)
Incidentally, Marmite, just a tip. If you want something identified it's better to post it in the "Identify this" forum. The BGBW forum is over for this year.
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That is a chiffchaff 100% if you are in doubt about these warblers, this bird has a hugely distictive two note song that will drive you mad...the similar willow warbler is yellower and has a descending song not unlike the music is Laurel and Hardy when Ollie is covered in gunge and Stan is looking guilty....
love your way of putting it!! I now keep hearing the chiffchaff song!!
can anyone id this "bug" thank you
Hi Fish, It's a moth called Angle Shades :-)
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UGH!!! Get it off I have such a phobia about moths!!! Odd thing is I have no problem with butterflies!!