Sunday, March 1, 2009

Birds from Friday 27th February 2009

Great Tit
Parus major

Yet to be identified

Mallards on Globe Pond
Anas Platyrhynchos

One of the new bird boxes
Nice to see them being replaced on an annual basis when needed

Gallinula chloropus


Dr Plokta said...

I think your unidentified bird is probably a chiffchaff.

Andie said...

Not a great photo. I keep going out with the lens I use in museums, which is quite simply unsuitable for distance shots.

I hadn't thought of a chiffchaff. I was toying with the idea of a garden warbler, not that I've ever seen one in real life.

It drew my attention by the sheer volume of its singing. Thanks again for your help.

Dr Plokta said...

If the song was at all varied, then willow warbler (or perhaps garden warbler) is more likely. Chiffchaffs have a very repetitive two-tone song that they're named after. But both garden warbler and willow warbler are supposed to be summer migrants, and it's a bit early.