Out & about early this morning with a great start with Northern Wheatear (male) whilst walking the dog (My earliest ever) Then headed over to Shustoke Reservoir picking up several Chiffchaff (migrants? or dispersing winter birds?) Then onto Coton lakes where I had a Chiffchaff which ticked all the boxes yet again for Sibe Chiff (Tristis) even the song was different but recorded & sonogrammed & bird is a mixed singer!! (What is going on out there??) Sonogram below for those who ain't fell asleep!!
Monday 3 March 2014
Spent the weekend in the midlands at various sites inc Alrewas,Staffs,Upper Longdon,Staffs,Hams Hall,Warks & Sutton Park,W.Mids A good variety of birds with Chiffchaff, 20+Crossbills the long staying Hume's Leaf Warbler,Scaup & Long-tailed Duck! Spent more time at Alrewas as the reported Siberian Chiffchaff was still present & I was determined to try & record it! finally managing to get the bird & the Sonogram (Thanks Alan) came back as standard Collybita/Abietinus.......... Pics of the birds & copy of the sonogram below..............................