Sunday, 15 June 2014

Better Than Expected

Yesterday morning Ian and I managed to get a ringing session in at the reedbed and scrub at the Obs. Conditions were near perfect when we were putting the nets up with clear skies and a very light northerly wind.

The ringing was better than expected and the birding was what we would have expected. We ringed thirteen birds as follows (recaptures in brackets):

Sedge Warbler - 2
Reed Bunting - 1
Whitethroat - 2
Dunnock - 5
Song Thrush - 1
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 juv.
Blackbird - 1
Reed Warbler - (1)

Song Thrush


The 'Great Spot' was a surprise and a first ringing record for the site as there is virtually no woodland close to the site.

We had a Sand Martin head north with purpose as did three or four Swallows. Other than a few Swifts over the pools that was all from a birding perspective.

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