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.

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