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Chiffchaff - Phylloscopus collybita

By NDODS    
Good Day to you all at ePz

Thank you all so very much for taking the time out to view, comment and vote on my images of the Water Rail which I uploaded yesterday. A further thank you goes to: Prabhusinha (Prabhas) and JuBarney (Ju) for their User Awards.

It was a beautiful day here in Worthing yesterday so I took the opportunity to visit a local park in search of feathered friends. Here are three images of a wonderful Chiffchaff which I captured. "Hope you like".

The Chiffchaff is a tiny leaf warbler about the size of a Blue Tit. Chiffchaffs are summer visitors to Britain, and are among the first migrant songbirds to arrive in the spring. They winter in the Mediterranean and western Africa.

In spring and summer, they have brownish-green upper parts and buff underparts. There is a dark eye stripe through the eye, a pale eyebrow (supercilium) and a thin pale eye ring.

The Chiffchaff is practically indistinguishable from the Willow Warbler, though it is less yellow, has shorter eyebrows and often has darker legs; remember the phrase: "the riff-raff have dirty legs". They also tend to be found towards the tops of trees and bushes, in woodland areas, whereas Willow Warblers are more often lower down (and in more open, scrub areas), and seem more nervous - constantly flicking their tail downwards.

I hope that you all have a great day whatever you may be doing, as for me Julie is popping down for a visit.

Regards as always NathanGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Chiffchaff Species Wildlife and nature

Voters: jaktis, ddolfelin, DevilsAdvocate and 79 more

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jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
20 Feb 2016 6:09AM
A lovely picture

ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
20 Feb 2016 6:10AM
That's early, Nathan.
Excellent shot!
20 Feb 2016 6:12AM
what a cutie!!! GrinGrinGrin
Bantu 8 7 1 India
20 Feb 2016 6:35AM
Very natural light and capture Nathan.

ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 7:08AM
A lovely set of images Nathan. Great detail and colours. Superb photography as always

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 7:40AM
Absolutely beautiful Nathan...
Your bird theme is looking great!
accipiter 12 61 England
20 Feb 2016 7:53AM
First class image Nathan - at first I was a bit unsure about the large vignette but on reviewing I think it does add real interest to this little chappie. Good image indeed. V3 is also excellent. A
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
20 Feb 2016 7:53AM
An excellent image , Nathan ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 8:01AM
A fine set, Nathan.

fotobee Plus
8 4 3 South Africa
20 Feb 2016 8:03AM
Excellent picture, Nathan ! Regards Martn
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 8:04AM
Gloriously optimistic and upbeat.
20 Feb 2016 8:10AM
Three beautiful images. I feel that the vignette does enhance. Well captured.
20 Feb 2016 8:35AM
Beautiful, Nathan, especially v1.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
20 Feb 2016 8:35AM
Three top class images, Nathan. Have a lovely day with Julie.
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
20 Feb 2016 8:44AM
Brilliant images NathanSmile
20 Feb 2016 8:53AM
A striking image Nathan, love the colour contrast.
Brian J
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
20 Feb 2016 8:58AM
Three very well taken and presented beautiful images, Nathan.
20 Feb 2016 9:05AM
Super set Nathan, great detail in all images,
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 9:08AM
A lovely set, v2 my favourite.Smile

RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
20 Feb 2016 9:09AM
Interesting narrative to accompany this set of the wee bird, Nathan, and it's one that I would not have been able to identify.
Like your presentation with the vignetting.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 9:41AM
loving all 3 equally
20 Feb 2016 10:06AM
Three particularly well taken, processed and presented images, Nathan.
An interesting and informative narrative, too.

20 Feb 2016 10:29AM
Great to see a Chiffchaff not common and a lovely set of shotsGrin
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 10:30AM
Good detail and colour - blue sky does contrast beautifully!
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
20 Feb 2016 10:48AM
An excellent trio here, Nathan, very nicely captured, especially against that lovely blue sky Smile
Trev Smile
20 Feb 2016 10:49AM
Three stunning captures
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 10:51AM
A little beauty Nathan - so hard to ID birds!
Kate Grin
20 Feb 2016 11:24AM
well spotted ace detail
20 Feb 2016 12:20PM
What a super addition to this wonderful Bird series of yours Nathan, and excellent info to accompany it.

John Smile
Lovely little bird captured Nathan, love the noise they make. They are not always so easy to see when hiding up in a tree, so well spotted and taken.
Carol Smile
20 Feb 2016 12:37PM
Beautiful images of this Chiffchaff, Nathan.
20 Feb 2016 12:57PM
Good narrative & great detailed set Nathan
Mendipman 10 3 England
20 Feb 2016 1:14PM
Great lighting and detail, an excellent shot!
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 1:41PM
beautiful Grin
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 2:01PM
Three superb captures of this wonderful little bird Nathan.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 168 16 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 2:20PM
Three excellent images Nathan again a great write upGrinGrinGrin

Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
20 Feb 2016 2:39PM
A beautiful set of images Nathan. I must put out some bird seed. Have a great day with Julie.
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 2:51PM
Great captures Nathan, I love these little Warblers

Ali Grin
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 4:51PM
Beautiful shots & esp. like V1 (the second shot!)
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
20 Feb 2016 5:07PM
A new word for me. looking great hiding in the reeds!
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 5:13PM
A beautiful set of images Nathan.
I love V2..
carper123 Plus
9 1.3k 8 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2016 5:20PM
Stunning clarity and colours, Nathan, nice one.
Darryl SmileSmileSmile
cbrundage 8 4 United States
20 Feb 2016 9:03PM
Wonderful set, Nathan. I had never heard of them before but he is charming!
20 Feb 2016 9:34PM
Great capture and great processing Nathan

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
21 Feb 2016 4:43PM
Lovely capture Nathan; that vignette works well.

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