Small warbler difficult to see clearly due to moving around in foliage. Tried some shots with my camera and managed to get 3 images though not ideal. Main points are the very long & thin supercilium and the somewhat blotchy ear coverts, though not visible on photos, very brief binocular views showed a single rather thin wing bar. A nearby Yellow-browed Warbler was more successfully photographed! Have been in discussion about most likely species, but need some further thoughts before confirming. Photograph taken in Suffolk on 20th September.
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In reply to HAZY:
Thanks Hazel, we've definitely ruled out chiffchaff due to the very long narrow supercilium, legs, general behaviour, call.
In reply to malcolm d robertson:
malcolm d robertson said:Thanks Hazel, we've definitely ruled out chiffchaff due to the very long narrow supercilium, legs, general behaviour, call.
I don't think anyone should be 'confirming' from those photos. Re your comments, the legs, from what can be seen, don't seem to rule out chiffchaff. Not sure what you mean re "general behaviour" ruling it out. What was it doing for that to be valid?
Realistically, law of average in UK mid Sept suggests chiffchaff. Whilst I accept it might not be, I don't think anyone is going to be convincingly able to confirm it as anything more exotic. Suffolk is capable of unusual migrants. Where I am, they're less likely and all warblers except chiffchaff and blackcap have now gone from the garden and surrounding area.
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