At Ladywalk NR again looking to get more pics of the 3 Siberian Chiffchaff present i'd managed pics of both the un-ringed birds but not the ringed bird however after getting good views of the said ringed bird & not hearing this bird for definate doubts set in & after consulting with several well known midlands birders inc Alan Dean the consensus is that this bird should be left un-assigned to either Tristis or Fulvescens also ring details have been sent to the BTO but we are missing at least 1 letter & 1 number from the ring so the bird is narrowed down to 1 of 256 birds but rather than bore you with the details it will stay as Chiffchaff sp photos below of the 2nd Siberian Chiffchaff (Update on the ringed bird after hearing the bird for definate on the 7/2/13& 8/2/13 giving classic sibe calls & consulting with A.Dean this bird should be treated as a Fulvescens (Intergrade? or Western Siberian Chiffchaff 1 for the scientists!!) But with 3 birds on site surely a fantastic record inland for multiple sightings!!
The ringed Chiffchaff sp