Monday 28 September 2015

Another new species

Yesterday morning the Group had another good ringing session processing 74 birds of 21 species, including a Siskin a new species for the Group whilst working on the Wetlands. This year has been very successful with in excess of 1000 birds ringed and many more processed.

Our new species - Siskin  (c) Tom Gale

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