Thursday, 28 April 2011

Is That It?

Is there anything else left to come through other than Swifts? These are the questions Ian and I were posing to ourselves this morning. We knew it would be quiet, but as it would perhaps be the last opportunity to operate mist nets for a while based on the wind forecast for the next few days we decided to go to Rossall this morning. We arrived at 0500 and I was back home by 0800!

Whilst putting the nets up we were greeted by a singing Lesser Whitethroat that soon made it's way into a net. In addition to the 'Lesser' we ringed a male House Sparrow and two Great Tits, and that was it!

 House Sparrow

Lesser Whitethroat

Vis consisted only of 9 Swallows, Tree Pipit, 3 Meadow Pipits and a Lesser Redpoll! This might well have been the last ringing session for the Spring at the obs as from next weekend onwards we need to be checking nest boxes and having a few ringing sessins at the Nature Park for Acros. However, if weather conditions do look likely for a coastal fall of migrants over the next couple of weeks we will be there!

As usual we had 2 singing Grasshopper Warblers, 3 singing Whitethroats, Willow Warbler and Sedge Warbler. A Sparrowhawk caused a commotion amongst the Swallows as it flew through and that's about all there was to report!

1 comment: said...

Beautiful Lesser Whitethroat :)