Thursday 28 August 2014

Migrants on the move

After an early start today 34 birds were caught, mainly migrants, including Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Sedge and Reed Warblers. Unfortunately rain and windy conditions brought a promising catch to an abrupt halt by 10.00am.

Hopefully further sessions this autumn will prove more successful, including special wader catching sessions.

Tuesday 19 August 2014

August catch

After two earlier aborted sessions the two mornings over the weekend of 16th - 17th August allowed 91 birds to be caught and processed. Even the second session was closed early due to rain. As expected most birds were juveniles including: three Whitethroats; 12 Sedge Warblers; and eight Reed Warblers. Hopefully more interesting sessions will take place before the conclusion of autumn migration.