lørdag den 12. september 2015

A delayed start

The overnight rain was only just stopping by 7am. This meant that standard ringing was not possible, but every cloud had a silver lining and for us it was not just a few extra hours in bed but also that the wind had finally abated during the rain.

A few nets were dropped in the immediate vicinity of the house while CL & CB headed for the tip. It wasn't long before CL was back since he had seen several Redstarts, and there was also a Red-backed Shrike close to the watchpoint - so it seemed worthwhile getting some more nettage up. By the time he returned a few birds including some flycatchers had already been processed.

 Pied Flycatcher (Broget Fluesnapper)

 Redstart (Rødstjert)

 There were plenty of birds feeding in the garden and nets were kept open for most of the day and a respectable total of 40 birds were processed.

Lesser Whitethroat (Gærdesanger)

Spotted Flycatcher (Grå Fluesnapper)

Things are looking quite promising for tomorrow, except for another forecast for early rain.


Totals: 23 (17)

Kestrel - 0 (2)
Tree Pipit - 1
Meadow Pipit - 1
Robin - 6 (8)
Dunnock - 2
Redstart-2 (1)
Lesser Whitethroat - 1 (2)
Whitethroat - 1
Sedge Warbler - 1
Garden Warbler - 2 (1)
Chiffchaff - 1 (1)
Spotted Flycatcher - 2
Pied Flycatcher - 2
Blue Tit - 1 (1)
Great Tit - 0 ( 1)

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