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