lørdag den 31. maj 2014

Is it summer now May is over?

A pleasant day but the westerly wind was pretty strong throughout which kind of limited things really with 20 birds caught through the morning; these included a Red-backed Shrike, a Common Rosefinch, 6 Icterine Warblers, a Redstart, a Sand Martin, 3 Garden Warblers and a Lesser Whitethroat.

Red-backed Shrikes have been a bit scarce this spring - this is only the second to be caught so far, compared to 22 by this time last year.   With the exception of Marsh Warbler (3 so far this year compared to 37 this time last year) however, all the other common migrants are well up on the end of May 2013

Common Blue

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