LBJ - can anyone ID please?

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  1. CWH

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    I can get a lot of the common UK birds, but not lbj's. At risk of being accused of avianism, they all look alike to me...
    Can anybody ID this one for me please? Noisy little blighter!

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    That's the lesser spotted twig bobbler.
     
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    I will have a stab at a warbler of some sort, but for sure there will be better suggestions.

    Martin
     
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    Thanks Gus!
    Oh, should have said (of course) - UK, Kielder Water.
     
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    That is the noisy .. but lovely sounding ... little blighter outside my van at Rutland Water.
     
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    Blimey, he gets around a bit!!!
     
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    With apologies to the late Alan Coren (the unnatural history of Selbourne), it is a penguin, or, possibly' a hoopoe.

    Dave
     
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    I think Martin is correct, a Reed Warbler maybe ? :)
     
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    Seeing as how he's sitting in willow, il go for willow warbler
     
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    Chiff Chaff I reckon, but the call usually gives them away, virtually identical to a willow warbler which would sing or possibly a garden warbler

    we have had chiff chaffs around this week
     
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    I knew it wasn't a chiffchaff, it wasn't chiff-chaffing (though there were loads around).
    So willow warbler seems favourite, but I'm not convinced by the song:

    Could it be a wood warbler? - the song seems more like, but it was quite tiny, more like the willow; this needs more local knowledge than I've got!
    http://www.british-birdsongs.uk/wood-warbler/
     
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    Have a look at this page where you will find both willow and wood warblers listed. Go to the specific pages for each bird where you will find an audio link you can play to hear the bird song.

    https://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/birdguide/name/w/

    I listened to the song of a chough on the same site while sitting 300 feet above the sea, at Nare Head in Cornwall this weekend. It confirmed the birds we had just seen were indeed choughs - so it's a great resource but only if you have a reasonable idea what the critter you are looking at is. :)
     
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    Cant get an idea of size, but if its small could be a wren, they have a surprisingly loud song for their size.
     
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    Great bustard..or maybe more likely a willow warbler ..hahahaha
     
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    I thought it was a White throat
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    Thanks, that's a bit clearer. Wood warbler seems more yellow and this recording of the willow is a bit more varied, as my little spot was; in any case willow warbler's more common, so I reckon I'll go with that!

    We used to live on Nare Head!!! No choughs there when we moved across to the north coast in 2004, nice to think they're moving further east along the coast.
    https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place...2!3m1!1s0x486b3f9a412b9229:0x463a91e07f40850e
     
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    Definitely not either of these, the song was wrong, but thanks for the replies.
     
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    I couldn't get a photo of it but we had a Black Cap on the feeders this afternoon. First time we've seen one.
     
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