Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Sibe Chiff record shots
2nd March - the Siberian Chiffchaff continues to show well along the western bank. I even managed a couple of record shots myself with my old point and press camera. The bird was only about 10 - 15 feet away in good flat light, but very active. These shots are still heavily cropped and so lack focus, but it gives a good overall impression on the colour. Basically a nice pale buff above, with some green showing on the remiges, though this is variable depending on the angle of the bird and can often disappear; warm buff ear coverts; white below, off-white in some areas; black legs and blackish bill, though as I mentioned before, there is some paleness in the bill. I still haven't heard it make a sound.