Right. Chiffchaffs never stop to amaze me. But I now feel we're really getting somewhere.
Only very recently Peter de Knijff and I wrote something about Siberian Chiffchaff look-alikeson this site. The upper bird in that little web article looked like a tristis, but IMHO it was not an exact copy. Something looked off. So I ringed it as a Common Chiffchaff, without specifying the ssp.
Autumn 2016 was nothing less than perfect. But this autumn, well... it was a bit boring to be honest. I missed most good vis mig days, ringing was often impossible due to unfavourable weather, and I hardly saw anything notable in the field. The Hawfinch an Parrot Crossbill invasions were the rare highlights.
But since November, things seem to have changed a bit. A self-found Richard's p...