torsdag den 1. maj 2014

Iberian Royalty

Another fine day although this time with occasional patches of cloud which passed over with the strengthening wind which was in the west first thing but gradually moved back round to the NE; it was another steady morning of ringing with 58 new birds caught with a similar mix of migrants including 13 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, 7 Redstarts, 18 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps and a Tree Pipit - a good turnover of birds for the last few days, long may it continue!   Also of note was a Great Tit originally ringed in 2010.

A Black Kite was on the outskirts of town early in the morning while here at the station 2 Serins were seen with one spending some time just outside the front door but failing to find a net, 3 Whimbrel flew west, 6 Herons flew south and 290 Barnacle Geese flew east (not all at the same time!).
There was little in the way of migrants at Kroghage in the afternoon with a single Redstart the highlight but the place was full of singing warblers with Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs all in full voice - a great walk in the afternoon sunshine!

Queen of Spain Fritillary at Kroghage

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