April 25th, 2011, 09:10 AM
I would be grateful for any help with these birds.
The first (seen in Nice last week) I assume is a warbler of some sort but I am not sure which - it has a fairly prominent eye ring.
The series of shots were taken near Shrewsbury yesterday - I wonder if it is a Jay as it seems to have a colour bar on the wing and there is a pale band at the base of the bill. However it doesn't seem to have a moustache and the bill seems too stubby - there also seems to be some streaking on the breast.
The last one I think is a Crested Tit (also seen in Nice - unfortunately I haven't got a shot with a crest in view but the overall colouration seem to match my books and the head pattern looks OK.
April 25th, 2011, 11:29 AM
First is a Phylloscopus warbler, can't see enough details to see which for certain. Most likely in the Nice area are Chiffchaff and Western Bonelli's Warbler.
Second is a Linnet, third is a Crested Tit.
April 25th, 2011, 11:51 AM
I think there's enough to be certain on the first one... Chiffchaff.
April 25th, 2011, 02:01 PM
Same here, Chiffchaff for me & agree with others.
Originally Posted by appleton.dave
April 25th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Doh! Can't think why I thought Jay (somewhat different in size!). Nice to get confirmation on the Crested Tit.
Thanks for the help.