Bird #526 — Willow Warbler

phylloscopus (from phullon, leaf, and skopos, seeker) trochilus  (wren)

Tuesday, April 18, 2019 — 7:10 pm

Böblingen, Germany — Alter Friedhof (Old Cemetery)

I spotted this nondescript warbler in the trees along the cemetery fence. I hadn’t spent much time studying the European warblers because I figured they would take more study than I’d have time to give. But this Willow Warbler was very cooperative, allowing me to get several photos and take a video. It looks very like the Common Chiffchaff, but sounds very different. It was doing a wing dance while it sang.

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