Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Bumper weekend!

The Group have been busy over the last ten days and have captured 241 birds, with 199 over the weekend of 5th - 6th September. These were sessions to catch one of the last movements of migrants that were resting up and feeding on the Axe Wetlands. There were 47 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, 13 Blackcaps, 12 Reed Warblers, 15 Sedge Warblers, 1 Whitethroat and 1 House Martin. The remainder included, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, Treecreeper, 16 Goldfinches and 28 Greenfinches, plus several other resident species, all in all a very good period.


Showing the stiff tail feathers of a Treecreeper

First year Whitethroat

All photographs (c) Mike Tyler