Friday, 12 May 2017

12th May

I met John for some bird ringing in the Magic Garden this morning. It was cold again despite the overnight cloud and there was little sign of movement. Nonetheless a reasonable catch. The most interesting bird was this female Blackcap which was carrying a French ring…

It will be interesting to get the details of where and when this bird was ringed.

We also caught two Sedge Warblers…

A bird has been singing consistently from the Bog Area all this week so there must be a chance of breeding this year.
Other summer migrants included just a single Willow Warbler, four Blackcaps and two Whitethroats…

And also five Chiffchaffs including this one showing why you shouldn’t rely on leg colour in identifying them..

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