mandag den 12. august 2013

A brisk wind

With a brisk wind sweeping across the garden from the Southwest there was little hope of many new birds this morning. As Standardised ringing came to a close we had totaled only 9 new birds.

3 Pied Flycatcher
2 Willow Warbler
2 Lesser Whitethroat
1 Icterine Warbler
1 Whitethroat

We decided to close the nets for the rest of the day as we expected the forcasted  showers to arrive, they didn't.

Spotted Flycatcher from recent days. Craig Brookes
Birding highlights were again the Crossbills with 70 Resting in the garden briefly and another 100+ migrating along with the resting 70. Also 2 Kestrels were back. Oystercatcher Migrating over and an adult Great Black Backed Gull hawked the shoreline. Resting were 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 (extra) un-ringed Pied Flycatcher, 3 Redstart, 4 Garden Warbler, 1 Treecreeper and 40 Starling.

Not really butterfly weather, but the Silvered-washed fritillary was still around and a few Painted Ladies also.

Photo and Blog: Craig Brookes

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