Friday, 23 August 2019

A charm of Goldfinches

After the mist cleared the birds began to emerge to feed at Colyton Common. The Group were kept busy extracting and processing 70 birds of 14 species. Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat, and a Sedge Warbler were the order of migrants for the day.

The highlight were a flock of more than 40 Goldfinches teasing us, of which 21 eventually were caught. A good number for the Wetlands.

Juvenile Blackcap

Juvenile Whitethroat

Photographs Mike Tyler