Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Reed Ringing

This morning Steve and I found ourselves back in the reed beds at Abbotsbury Swannery. Thankfully no wind this time which lead to a decent mornings ringing. Willow Warblers were still reasonable numbers in the withies but Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler made up most of an 80 bird catch. The second bird out of the net was a French ringed Sedge which was a great way to start the session and we finished with a little flurry of seven different species in one net! Highlight of the morning was a Gropper.

Vis mig wasn’t particularly obvious this morning compared to yesterday when several Yellow Wags went over plus a small party of Crossbill. A few small groups of Goldfinch passed over though these could easily be local birds. Hirundine passage was also very slow compared to yesterday.

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