Saturday, 13 August 2011

First Reserve

Ian and I arrived at the 'obs' as it was just coming light this morning to be greeted by a stiff WSW wind. On that direction there wouldn't be a net ride with any shelter so we decided to go to the Nature Park where we knew we would get shelter amongst the willows and the reeds.

We just put three nets up (130 feet) and we processed 12 new birds as follows (recaptures in brackets):

Reed Warbler - 5
Dunnock - 1 (2)
Sedge Warbler - 2
Whitethroat - 1
Willow Warbler -2
Greenfinch - 1

Willow Warbler

From a birding perspective we had very little other than a Swift, 10 House Martins and 2 or 3 Ringed Plovers over. The wind forecast for tomorrow is a little borderline at the moment so it will need some careful scrutiny during the day.

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