Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Chiffchaff

The joys of Spring are back. Going for a walk and hearing the sound of migrant birds that weren't there just a few days ago. Knowing how far they've travelled just to be in that spot where you are right now is always a little hard to take in. But the songs are wonderful. Enough to put a smile on my face as I hear my first Willow Warbler or Chiffchaff. Then I have to try and see it. Thankfully the trees are not in full leaf, but they do make it difficult for your to see them as they flit, almost constantly, around the branches.
In a few weeks time it will be very difficult to spot them, so I made the most of the light yesterday and found myself a Chiffchaff. It's a bit of a waiting game and a fingers crossed job, hoping one will forget you're there and become inquisitive. I was very fortunate indeed to get this little guy come so close. What a lovely bird and one that may have flown all the way from North Africa.




Lovely clean new leaves ready to flourish.




14 comments:

  1. You really caught him. And what a great name. Chiffchaff. Ha!

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  2. Bird like a spring leaf lovley,Nette

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  3. Very nicely captured Adam. It's an exciting month with all those returning migrants set test our memories of their songs.

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  4. Really nice pictures Adam. It has been great hearing that endless "chiff-chaff-chiff-chaff" after such a long winter.

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  5. The chiffchaff is such a sweet little butterball... I wish I could ever see it in real life, but your pics are the next best thing! (And a good deal cheaper for me)). The barely budding tree is just the perfect color compliment as well as providing such a great view this time of year.

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  6. Such a cutie and what wonderful photos..He just sat there and smiled for you..Adorable..Love the tree as well..Thanks for sharing..

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  7. Fantastic shots of the Chiffchaff.

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  8. Pretty bird....I love all the new Springtime leaves bursting open too...but the one photo of it looking straight into the camera lens is my favorite.

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  9. Fantastic captures. A lemon drop. I get excited each year during migration. I don't know why, but it's pretty exciting stuff! Hope you see lots more!

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  10. A sweet bird on the spring branches...such a lovely scene! Great photos!

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  11. Gosh what beautiful! This Chiffchaff have photographed beautifully. Brilliant colors, sharp and bright and beautiful free to see. My compliments.

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  12. What beautiful captures of an adorable little bird.

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  13. I think by the second shot he had spied you and was flattered so he stuck around for more.

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