Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Wet Tuesday


Eleanor was out in the wet but quite humid conditions at Harrington Airfield this morning, and no near misses with tractors this time! A juvenile Marsh Harrier was hunting the fields and a second brood of Grey Partridge was found, this time a group of four youngsters...

Ringing returns from the weekend included a session at Linford Lakes on Saturday resulting in 45 birds being caught, 35 of which were new. They included 7 Reed Warblers, 4 Sedge Warblers, a Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaffs, a Garden Warbler, a Blackcap and a Treecreeper. A Great Crested Newt was an excellent non avian find!

On Sunday Stortons Gravel Pits was the venue for another session and this yielded 48 birds of which 40 were new. They included a Treecreeper, a Chiffchaff, 12 Reed Warblers, 3 Sedge Warblers, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Garden Warblers and 9 Blackcaps.

My thanks to Kenny Cramer and John Woollett for the ringing information.


Neil M

Juvenile Robin at
Stortons GP.

Courtesy of John Boland.

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