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Bird Identification: CLOSED: A Couple from England

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ChirpChirp
Wappingers Falls, NY

September 23, 2012
7:58 AM

Post #9283834

I spotted both of these on some farmland in England, I'm fairly sure I know what they are but just need some confirmation:

Bird 1 - Stonechat?

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ChirpChirp
Wappingers Falls, NY

September 23, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9283835

Bird 2 - Meadow Pipit? These were in a large flock hiding in the fields.

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ChirpChirp
Wappingers Falls, NY

September 23, 2012
8:08 AM

Post #9283843

Just remembered a third one I had:

Willow Warbler? It wasn't making the familiar ChiffChaff song, instead just a single high pitched squeak. They also looked yellower on the breast than ChiffChaffs I've previously seen.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2012
10:31 AM

Post #9283955

#1 - yep, Stonechat (European Stonechat to be exact), female.

#2 - yep, Meadow Pipit.

#3 - juvenile Chiffchaff. It has black legs (yellowish on Willow Warbler), and the yellower breast is a character of juveniles. The call note is as you describe, a single 'hweet' note, whereas WW's call is a disyllabic 'hoo-eet'.

Resin
ChirpChirp
Wappingers Falls, NY

September 23, 2012
2:11 PM

Post #9284133

Excellent, cheers Resin.

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