Saturday, 13 July 2013

Back In The Reeds

Ian and I were back in the reeds this morning and the alarm call wasn't any earlier! We had perfect conditions for operating mist nets with no wind and two oktas cloud cover. Part of the reedbed is very wet and we still can't access that area easily so three nets were put up in the reeds and willow scrub.

 Great Tit

We managed to ring a further 32 birds as follows (recaptures in brackets):

Great Tit - 3
Reed Warbler - 3 (4)
Blue Tit - 3
Whitethroat - 7 (1)
Dunnock - 1
Wren - 3
Willow Warbler - 6
Greenfinch - 4 (1)
Reed Bunting - 1
Lesser Whitethroat - 1

 Lesser Whitethroat

The birding was less exciting with just two Snipe, five Lapwings, ten Swifts, four Greenfinches, 21 Pied Wagtails, three Linnets and seven Goldfinches.


I need to update Fylde Ringing Groups totals up until the end of June and let you know the details of some interesting recoveries we recently received from the BTO so I'll do that in the next few days.

 Willow Warbler

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