Overwintering instead of migrating 2017

With seeing this chap/chapess this morning I wonder if there will be many sightings of overwintering Warblers etc instead of migrating.

If you see any please feel free to add them here over winter.

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  • It's interesting Alan, there seems to be a lot more birds overwintering in UK that would usually be in Africa by now;  just hope we don't have a very harsh winter as I think we're due for one !   I love to see the Blackcaps in winter months and the Chiffchaffs.     The Purple Heron was still around at L.Moss (as far as I know) but being a juvenile may be it will stay.   Being milder some were late to leave our shores this year;  I'm looking forward to seeing the return of the winter thrushes and hopefully Waxwings but what is more concerning is the trees/shrubs fruited earlier this year which doesn't bode well for the end of winter and sufficient food supply.    

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    Regards, Hazel 

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  • In reply to HAZY:

    Lovely pic D & coincidentally I had sweet little Chiffchaff on the waterfall earlier this morning, quite tiny compared to Spadger & cute waggy tail actions ... no pic unfortunately!

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    Good idea Alan, it's interestign to note what unsual birds are around & where. I hope you're not right Hazy, we commented a day or so ago that it could be a hard winter & that our winter bird populations have only just recovered from the last one.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    I was regularly having Chiffchaffs in the garden with the tit flock throughout September, but they seem to have disappeared now. It's not a great photo, but I did spot this one yesterday, this time not in the garden but in a rather special tit flock (more of that later...). I assume they just like to have the security in numbers that the tit flocks provide.

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