Tuesday, 7 November 2017

A good start to November

Yesterday the Group, with weather on its side, caught 87 birds of 19 species. The highlights were a Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, 20 Long-tailed Tits and ten Chiffchaffs. All in all a very good morning.

Grey Wagtail

Photo by Sue Murphy

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Last wader catch

Last evening was probably the last wader catch this autumn. Not a high total netted, but included Teal 2; Common Snipe 3; Redshank 1; and Green Sandpiper 1.

Well done to the team.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Rescheduled success

Well! The rescheduled session turned out better than expected with 77 birds caught of 16 species. The highlight probably the seven Cetti's Warblers caught in one morning. Only one was a retrap suggesting the others may had come from a far. 

Still a few Chiffchaffs (6 caught) and Blackcaps (3 caught) around and a increase in the number of Goldcrest, four that been caught. So a very good morning for the team.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Rescheduled session

Please note the session programmed for this Saturday is cancelled and rescheduled for next Tuesday 17th October.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Mike Tyler

Tuesday, 26 September 2017


Please note the session programmed for Sunday 1st October is cancelled due to  circumstances beyond our control.


Mike Tyler

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Another interesting session

Yesterday the Group set several nets in the hope to catch a few straggler migrants and ended with 138 birds of 18 species. Migrants accounted for nine Chiffchaffs and ten Blackcaps, but interesting was a Green Woodpecker a species rarely caught on the Wetlands. Two Great Spotted Woodpeckers were also caught and a record 51 Goldfinches and a Kestrel. A good morning all round.

Juvenile Green Woodpecker
Adult female Kestrel

Photographs Miriam Guard

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Migrant movement

Today the Group caught 54 birds of 19 species, including two Whitethroats, one Lesser Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, and four Reed Warblers. Another new Cetti's Warbler, suggesting a few have bred or now frequenting the wetlands.

Photographs Sue Murpthy