Monday, 25 May 2015

On-going monitoring


Yesterday (Sunday), John Woollett and team completed a short ringing session at Stortons Gravel Pits and caught nearly forty birds which included 7 Reed Warblers, 2 Sedge Warblers, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Garden Warblers, 3 Whitethroats and 2 Chiffchaffs.

Today and it was time for some more nest box monitoring on the Kelmarsh Estate, this time at Rabbithill Spinney and New Covert. Some additional mist-netting at the former site provided us with singles of Treecreeper, Marsh Tit and Blackcap. Six Crossbills flew over the wood flying strongly in a westerly direction at 9.15am and Spotted Flycatchers were present in both woods.

This afternoon visits to Blueberry Farm provided views of one or two pair(s) of Grey Partridge, a Hobby and scarce breeders Lesser Whitethroat and Meadow Pipit.


Neil M


Marsh Tit

Images courtesy of Lynne Barnett

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