Thursday, January 14, 2010


This Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita), was one of the many birds that landed on board my ship for rest during their migration to Africa from Europe. This insectivorous bird also got a few tasty dragonflies for snack, when on board. The bird is similar in appearance to a willow warbler, its the song of the bird that helped me to identify it as Chiffchaff, I didn't have any device to record its cry though.
The bird did not mind me coming close to it and hence I managed to get a lot of close up images of this beautiful bird.
Photo info
1; f/5.4 ,1/640 sec ,300mm, ISO 200
2; f/5.4 ,1/320 sec, 300mm, ISO 100
3; f/5.4 ,1/40 sec ,300mm, ISO 100
4; f/5.4 ,1/320 sec,300mm, ISO 100
5; f/5.4 , 1/400sec, 300mm, ISO 100
6; f/5.4,1/320sec,300mm, ISO 100