I had a text from Chris Hindle today asking if I could go over to Reculver after work to photograph a very pale Chiffchaff, possibly a Siberian Chiffchaff. Chris had seen it the day before and had noted quite a few features which seemed to fit in with this species. I happily took up the challenge and after work popped over with the sun kind of out from time to time. I soon located a few Chiffchaff feeding low down in the brambles with up to 4 birds seen, all looking very green when another bird flew into view. This bird stood out very well compared to the other Chiffchaffs and was indeed pale. Getting a photo was a challenge as predicted as it never stayed still for that long but some features in line with Siberian could clearly be seen, black legs and bill, a buff supercillium, pale breast and grey back. I never heard the bird call which would have helped and hopefully it will stay around long enough to be heard. I managed in the end to get a number of dodgy shots of the bird and would appreciate any comments on the birds identity. Compared to the other Chiffchaff present, this was a very obvious bird to pick up when in the area. Maybe its just an aytpical Chiffchaff but perhaps it could be a Siberian Chiffchaff. After leaving the bird I had a quick look and managed to see 2 Woodcock, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Common Buzzard and 1 Kestrel.