tirsdag den 13. maj 2014

Why's there a Sandwich Tern in that tree?

Still breezy but nowhere as bad as yesterday so I managed to open most of the nets in the morning and after the previous day's blip we were back to normal!   37 new birds were caught which included the usual spread of migrants with 19 Willow Warblers, 2 Redstarts, 5 Whitethroats, a smart Wood Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warblers and a new Yellowhammer the highlights.

The first Icterine Warbler of the spring was also trapped which proved to be a re-trap from late May last year and he sang his head off all morning!  He seemed particularly fond of imitating a Sandwich Tern as part of the song!

Wood Warbler
A walk north up the coast produced a few bits and pieces including the first Marsh Warbler of the spring singing away in a small patch of bushes on the cliff top, 4 Common Sandpipers at the tip, a few Pied Flycatchers and Redstarts dotted around, a singing Firecrest in the Gedesby Woods and at least 3 Marsh Harriers floating around while every bush seemed to be full of singing Whitethroats and Lesser Whitethroats - brilliant!

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