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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Queensbury Chiffchaff seen again.

The Chiffchaff in the Willows medical centre grounds , Chapel Lane, showed briefly again today as I walked home at lunch time but dropped down into the dense foliage before I could reach for the camera. From the brief glimpse I got it looked dark enough to be a common Chiffchaff rather than a paler Sibe.
Chiffchaffs have always overwintered but in very small numbers but this seems to be on the increase with 2 sightings recently in the Bradford area. The same applies to Blackcaps where more reports come in each winter of sightings on bird tables.
Otherwise quiet up here in the gods today , especially during the snow showers this afternoon.
BS

3 comments:

Dave Sutcliffe said...

A december Chiffy always special - especially in Queensbury !!

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Tell you what Bri - I love that Snipe shot at the top !

Brian Sumner . said...

A lucky shot that Dave, they went past that fast I just aimed and kept firing and was surprised with the result as it usually focuses on the background.