Sunday, 15 July 2012

Stortons GP


Arrived back a short time ago from a ringing session at Stortons Gravel Pits, concentrating in the south east corner. Fifty-three birds captured and released but not many youngsters confirmed that the breeding birds have been struggling here too.  Of interest there were a couple of almost full-grown juvenile Water Rails utilising the ringing rides as feeding areas, a good local breeding record.  In the rather pleasant conditions this morning there were two Marbled White butterflies on the wing in the same area and during the early part of the morning there was a constant westerly movement of Black-headed Gulls moving over the site.  It's nearly autumn!


Neil M
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