Ringed for the first time at my new site on the fleet this morning. Its a small headland with lots of scrub which should hopefully hold a few goodies over the coming few months. It was used for ringing occasionally back some years ago and turned up some decent birds such as Wryneck, Pied Fly etc. Whilst we were putting the nets up there a few evenings ago we saw loads of Whitethroat plus at least three Redstart as well as the usual other passage stuff. It was no big surprise that this morning’s catch consisted of good numbers of Whitethroat. A few Lesser Whitethroat also jumped into the net plus a reasonable amount of resident species including every ringer’s favourite bird, the Wren. Here are a few shots.
My ringing and birding should be getting back to normal shortly after a very busy few weeks at work. I have managed a bit of ringing at Radipole and Abbotsbury where acro’s and Yellow Wagtails are making up most of the catches. Steve Hales, who’s my ringing trainer, has started a blog just for Abbotsbury, so head to http://abbotsburyswanneryringing.blogspot.com/ for some pics and more info. That’s all for now.