Sunday, 25 July 2010

French fancy

We were mixing and matching at Watermead this morning. Within 200m of each other are the now full blown reed-bed and the artificial Sand Martin bank. We ran the two sites side by side and together they produced a great mix of summer migrants. Reports suggest that 2010 is shaping up to be a bumper breeding season for many species. Our catch profile today looked good on that count but it did include some old friends like several Reed Warblers who have been back and forth to Africa a number of times. Highlight of the morning was French ringed Sand Martin bearing a Paris Museum ring. We are now regularly controlling foreign ringed Sand Martins at this prolific site.

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