Monday, 13 May 2013

Stortons Ringing


An intrepid band of ringers did battle with the elements at Stortons Gravel Pits yesterday morning and managed some ringing before it became too windy.  A Water Rail caught and ringed is now one of several during the year and further evidence that this site is no longer just a wintering area.  The capture of a Kingfisher is unusual for this time of year and suggests it is breeding nearby.  Some good numbers of Sedge Warblers and Whitethroats is also welcoming.  Whilst on-site, other birds seen and heard included Hobby, Cuckoo and Little Egret.


Neil M
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