Monday, 4 June 2012

First Juvs Of The Autumn

Ian and I had a ringing session in the reedbed this morning and it was quite a productive morning. As I waited for Ian to arrive about 3,000 Starlings exited their roost in the reeds. I imagine that the majority of these would have been brown juveniles.

It was cold at first light and a tad breezy, but as soon as the 'currant bun' rose above the horizon it warmed up. We processed 17 new birds as follows (recaptures in brackets):

Sedge Warbler - 2 (2)
Dunnock - 1 (1)
Reed Bunting - 1 (1)
Reed Warbler - 4 (2)
Great Tit - 1
Blackcap - 1 male
Goldfinch - 1
Wren - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Greenfinch - 4
Lesser Whitethroat - (1)

 Reed Warbler

The juvs ringed were the Reed Bunting, Wren and three of the Greenfinch. There isn't really a summer in the bird world as you go straight from spring into autumn!

For all the latest news from the obs and to find out where the leg-flagged Sanderling that I an had yesterday was from click here  a little later to find out.

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