what bird


reso

Link Posted 05/04/2021 - 17:42
spotted this today heavy crop think its a wagtail or chiffchaff?

k5iis sigma 10-20 3,5 hsm pentax da 16-45 f4 tamron 17-50 2.8 pentax 17-70 f4 sigma 18-125 hsm sigma af 24 2.8 pentax f 35-70 pentax A 35-105 pentax da 55-300 samsung dfa 100 2.8 sigma 70-200 apo ex 2.8
kenko pz af 1.5 tele tamron pz af 2.0 tele and a flash

prsjnb

Link Posted 05/04/2021 - 18:44
reso wrote:
spotted this today heavy crop think its a wagtail or chiffchaff?

Grey Wagtail, Reso.

Chiffchaff - a warbler: smaller and, apart from its white eye-stripe, of an unremarkable appearance. A welcome sight nonetheless.

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Jon

Lubbyman

Link Posted 05/04/2021 - 20:34
prsjnb wrote:

Chiffchaff - ... of an unremarkable appearance.

But with a distinctive song - high-pitched chiff-chaff, chiff-chaff (or slight variant), repeated until it gets bored. Easier to hear than to see - hear the song then try to find where it's coming from.

Steve

reso

Link Posted 05/04/2021 - 22:12
Thanks both pentax da 55-300 plus 1.5 pz af tele @450 mm 1250 f 9
k5iis sigma 10-20 3,5 hsm pentax da 16-45 f4 tamron 17-50 2.8 pentax 17-70 f4 sigma 18-125 hsm sigma af 24 2.8 pentax f 35-70 pentax A 35-105 pentax da 55-300 samsung dfa 100 2.8 sigma 70-200 apo ex 2.8
kenko pz af 1.5 tele tamron pz af 2.0 tele and a flash

Pwynnej

Link Posted 06/04/2021 - 10:38
Lubbyman wrote:
prsjnb wrote:

Chiffchaff - ... of an unremarkable appearance.

But with a distinctive song - high-pitched chiff-chaff, chiff-chaff (or slight variant), repeated until it gets bored. Easier to hear than to see - hear the song then try to find where it's coming from.

Steve

And unless it is calling difficult to differentiate a chiffchaff from a willow warbler... feathers, beak and colouring is the same but legs are quite different....
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7,FAs 24, 31,35/2, 50 1.4, 77, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. DA*300. TC 1.4.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

prsjnb

Link Posted 06/04/2021 - 14:22
A point of clarification: it was not my intention to label the delightful chiffchaff 'unremarkable' in absolute terms, but merely by contrast with the more colourful, and equally delightful, grey wagtail.

Just thought I owed it to all my feathered friends, I can lay no claim to any other kind 🥺, to make my feelings crystal clear.

Suitably chastened of Wanborough, Wilts.
Last Edited by prsjnb on 06/04/2021 - 14:50
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