Tuesday, 22 May 2012
The Chiffchaff is one one of the earliest migrants to return to our shores in Britain. They start to appear in March and start to sing their onomatopoeic song immediately. There are approximately 800,000 breeding territories of this bird in the U.K.
A bird that is smaller than a Blue Tit, with dull green upperparts, off-white underparts, dark legs and a rather indistinct pale supercilium. This bird is superficially very similar to its cousin, the Willow Warbler, but can be told apart, not least when they start to sing!