The Dark Room

Saturday 9 January 2016

Siberian Chiffchaff at Rainham Marshes RSPB

Paulboy Hawkins found this stunning Siberian Chiffchaff at Rainham Marshes this afternoon 50m east of the Serin mound. It showed really well for a few minutes before the rain started which was on and off all day. Paul located it by call and having seen 3 over the years myself,  its the first time I've heard one call, very distinctive. Well done Paul....

It's buff face, breast-sides and flanks makes this bird really stand out on a dull afternoon.

Handheld ISO 800 5.6 1/320

Handheld ISO 800 5.6f 1/500