Saturday, 26 July 2014

Stortons Ringing


The Stortons Gravel Pit Ringing Team were hard at it again today and enjoyed another busy morning. Warblers took centre stage and of the 80 birds caught, 63 were new birds, and many of them sub-Saharan migrants.  Blackcap was the most common bird caught but also there were numbers of Garden Warbler, Whitethroat and a Lesser Whitethroat.  Star bird though was a juvenile Grasshopper Warbler (please see images below).

At Harrington Airfield this morning, there were still two Redstarts present (including the now moulting adult male), a singing Grasshopper Warbler, a Turtle Dove and a Willow Tit.


Neil M

Grasshopper Warbler.
Images courtesy of
Kim Robinson and
Chris Payne

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