chiffchaff


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chiffchaff

a common European warbler, Phylloscopus collybita, with a yellowish-brown plumage
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Chiffchaffs and blackcaps brave the winter, with both preferring to immerse themselves in Welsh life all year round.
ABOVE: Jose Mari removes a chiffchaff from a mist net; LEFT: attaching a GPS locator to a young osprey at the Urdaibai Bird Center
FROST AT SEA Dogs walk on frozen water at Sandbanks; WATER AID Emergency supplies in Rhondda Fach; BIT HOT HERE Chiffchaff in London; WHIPPED This Devon ice cream factory had to close
The problem with the chiffchaff is it looks very like our own common chiffchaff, so it is hard to be sure that this is the real McCoy.
Smaller than a chiffchaff, with a long yellowish stripe over the eye and two yellowish wing-bars, it's an easy bird to identify if you get the chance
In Black Hawk Down, that scene where Delta Force is leaving Mogadishu and a soldier tries to call his wife," Budney says, "you hear a chiffchaff in the background
One question he gave me was about the chiffchaff bird which actually came up on one of the shows and I got it wrong.
There have been many reports of that well known songster, the chiffchaff calling out from a high vantage point.
The next few weeks will see species such as chiffchaff and willow warbler take up residence at both sites for the start of the nesting season.
Linnet, dunnock, greater spotted woodpecker, chiffchaff, curlew and cuckoo were all located.
Birds include the great spotted woodpecker, chiffchaff, willow warbler and sparrow hawk and the flora includes bluebells and locally rare wood horsetail which likes shady damp conditions.
Spotting the difference between a willow warbler and a chiffchaff can be tricky but there is now a college course to teach you how to be a good bird watcher.