The rainy weather
just missed us apart from some spits and spots towards the end of the session.
We had quite a good session including the first Sedge Warbler of the season.
Only a few birds showed signs of coming into breeding condition. One good
round of seven birds otherwise just two or three each check. Last year’s
equivalent had a similar total but included more migrant species more confirmation that this year is a late spring.
Capture (New/Recapture) Matching visit 09-Apr-2017
CETWA 2, ringed 07/09/2014 and 10/09/2017,
GRETI 1, ringed 03/09/2017
LOTTI 1, ringed 02/04/2017
WREN 1, ringed 06/08/2017
Cetti's Warbler, a new female on size; no sign of coming into breeding condition yet
41 Species: A couple of Swallows
over together with Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap
shows the return of summer migrants to be underway. Diving duck courtship
flights also a feature of the morning.