Berry Hd

Pretty quiet this morning the only possible migrants were 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Yellowhammer and 4 Jay flying over the headland.

Chiffchaff - odd song BH 7 May 2013 ML

I found this odd singing Chiffchaff along the road from the wardens bungalow to Berry Hd Hotel, this sort of song has caused some confusion in the past with some birds being tentatively identified as Iberian Chiffchaffs. However these odd singing birds regularly burst into normal Chiffchaff song (as this one did) and lack the three distinctive sections of and Iberian Chiffchaff, and very importantly the call was also like a normal Chiffchaff. This bird did show a strong supercilium but all other features were as normal collybita  Chiffchaff.   

Click link to go to YouTube and listen - its almost Greenish Warbler like song....

Posted May 7th, 2013 at 8:53 am by Mike Langman in Bird News