Saturday, 12 January 2013
'Siberian' Chiffchaff at Ladywalk N.R.
Saturday 12th January 2013 Didnt have much time for Birding today but did get to Ladywalk NR to look for the 'Siberian' Chiffchaff which has been ranging between the car park and the bottom gate in the vegetation on the banks both sides of the river. I was extremely lucky to find Dave Hutton and Paul Hyde on site.Dave said the bird had been quite vocal and it wasn't long before the bird in question was relocated. We were joined by Steve Haynes and eventually we all enjoyed good views. Unfortunately I couldnt get involved with the discussion of the birds calls because my ears arent good enough but the consensus was that the call was distinctive and quite different from the other Chiffchaffs in the area.The debate will no doubt go on but it looked and I'm told sounded like a pretty good candidate.