søndag den 18. august 2013

Avalance in August?

This morning, after a lull in some migration during the week, we saw a large migration of a few species. Crossbills, over the garden number 400+ ; though Louis at the tip can probably double that? Tree Pipits also made a big move in the early hours with 300+ moving over the garden!

Ringing today was similar to yesterday, though many birds only arrived in the nets after 10am which is unusual. We caught 79 new in total.

Willow Warbler 16
Icterine Warbler 15
Pied Flycatcher 10
Whitethroat 8
Marsh Warbler 7
Redstart 6
Tree Pipit 6
Garden Warbler 5
Linnet 2
Thrush Nightingale 2
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Blackcap 1

We also recaptured the Wryneck from recent days. See pic.
Wryneck 1st CY - Craig Brookes

I managed to cut a few branches around the garden today before beating my way through the bushes to flush stray berry pickers from the net rides!

Photo and blog. Craig Brookes

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