Saturday 17 August 2013

Active weekends

The last two weekends have been active periods for the Group starting on Fridays and covering the Saturdays and one Sunday. The latter session was at the East Devon District Council's Wet and Wild Weekend, a public event at which various wildlife events took place. Despite bad weather during the last weekend 18 birds were caught and processed. The total for both weekends came to 98 captures. 

The total comprised of good numbers of migrants, including Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Blackcaps, Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers and Whitethroats, even a Kingfisher. Certainly species one would expect to catch at a wetland site at this time of the year. The Group's next long weekend will start on 6th September. It is also planning some wader catches during September and October. Watch this space for the results of those hopeful catches.

A few photos of recent activities.

A relaxed juvenile Whitethroat (photo Mike Tyler)
A hive of activity! (Photo Adrian Bailey)

What is this? A family outing! (Photo Adrian Bayley)

Another poser (Photo Adrian Bayley)