Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Ton Up

The Parish year list has reached 100 species with the trapping and ringing of this young Reed Warbler in the Magic Garden.

This is only the second modern record of reedie in the village and follows a bird seen around the same date last year. These are presumably migrants but there must be a chance of nesting soon given the establishment of good breeding populations at the local reserves? 

A Garden Warbler in our neighbour’s garden this morning was a surprise particularly as they have been rather scarce in the parish this year.

A less welcome visitor was a Mink seen swimming in the Magic Garden lake last evening. This presumably accounts for the disappearance of the Moorhen chicks and Tufted Ducklings although the three young Little Grebes have survived so far.

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