Not a bad session
today, a couple of nice captures: Reed Warbler and Willow Warbler also some of the Chiffchaff that stayed in the trees last week came down low enough for us to process eight birds. Not much sign of birds coming into
breeding condition yet except for male each of: Cetti’s Warbler, Chiffchaff and Long-tailed Tit; no brood patches detected.
No equivalent 2017 session
Chiffchaff ringed 03-Jun-2017
Long-tailed Tit ringed 04-Oct-2015
43 Species: Ian’s list,
no Sedge Warblers, on the reed bed, this week, just the single Reed Warbler, a
couple of Reed Buntings and two or three calling water rail. One of the local
Ravens was quite active stirring up the crows as it flew around calling. Two
Oystercatchers also flew over calling, two of several reported locally this
weekend. A nice end to the morning was when my first Cuckoo of the year flew
over calling as I carried my equipment back from the reed bed.