mandag den 26. maj 2014

The quality continues

I'm running out of original ways to describe the weather so I won't try - it was still hot and sunny although the NE wind did increase through the day.   Ringing was pretty quiet through the morning with just 22 new birds and nothing later than 07:30 but we did pass through the 3,000 birds for the year mark!   The total included 2 Common Rosefinches, 6 Icterine Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Garden Warblers, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Yellowhammer.

Common Rosefinch


There were more quality birds to be had in the area today with the two headliners being a a small size white heron (possible pond!!) which flew west along the coast towards town at 07:42 (0741?) to ca 07:47 (updated 23/06 2014) and secondly a Blyth's Reed Warbler in full song at the small roadside pond near Frisenfelt Farm just down the road from the station; he was blazing away like a trooper at lunchtime and showed reasonably well for short periods.   There was also a Quail singing here first thing in the morning.
   The other bird news all came from the tip and all early in the morning where the pick included a Turtle Dove and a Golden Oriole flying around, a Red-throated Pipit south and 2 Black Kites over.

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