I've been struggling to get out this week which isn't what I planned for the start of autumn. After my weeks holiday I have been catching up on emails and then today I am finally making a start on four reports that I have outstanding, but I shouldn't grumble really as it's work!
Last Sunday (29th) Craig, Ian and I had a ringing session in the reedbed and it was certainly not what we expected, but we did ring the first juv Reed Warbler of the year. We ringed just 6 new birds as follows (recaptures in brackets):
Reed Warbler - 1
Chaffinch - 1
Blue Tit - 1
Dunnock - 1
Greenfinch - 1
Wren - 1
Blackbird - (1)
From a birding perspective there was very little to add to the ringing other than a few Swifts feeding over the pools. Now I must go and get those reports done so I can get out!
Nightjar survival against the odds - with the run of days of terrible weather since this Nightjar nest started it is heartening to see that the one chick has just about fledged -- hope it now ...
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