Saturday, 7 May 2016

A day on the reserve

Today a couple of us went to a local ringing site for the first ringing session of the year on the reserve. After a chilly start at first light the sun came through for a very pleasant morning. Catches are low this time of year before the juveniles are around, so 29 birds of 13 species was good.

Female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla    
Four species of migrant warbler were caught including Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap and a retrap Garden Warbler originally ringed in 2013. The final bird of the day was a male Great Spotted Woodpecker.

Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major

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