Welcome Back! – Return of the Chiffchaff

Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) at Chidswell Heybeck March 2021

The chiffchaff is a small olive-brown warbler which flits through trees and shrubs catching insects and spiders with a distinctive wagging tail.

The Chiffchaff – facts

-Arrives: March

-Distance travelled: Around 1,600 miles/2,600 kilometres

-Eats: insects and spiders

-Where: lowland woodland, parks and large gardens

-Song/call: chiffchaffs say their name “chiff-chaff, chiff-chaff, chiff-chaff”

-UK conservation status: green

Protected by the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981

Dum Wood, Dogloitch Wood, the fields and hedges of Heybeck and Chidswell support the chiffchaff.

Let’s keep a home for the chiffchaff here!

Click here for more info about the chiffchaff to the RSPB website

(Facts from RSPB Notes on Nature March 2021)

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