Friday 22 July 2016

Kingfisher day

The Group is still working about twice a month on the Seaton Wetlands and last Monday had a catch of 77 birds, including three Kingfishers. Although not breeding on the lower reaches of the River Axe they certainly do higher up the river. We could not resist publishing these photographs taken by Chels at Dark Fairy Photography.

I will try and escape

Perhaps I will not bother

This is the life!

Monday 18 July 2016

The public face of the Group

Last Saturday was the Natural Seaton Festival and the Group were invited to present a display of our activities. We have done this on previous occasions and is good to spread the word of our important work and hopefully recruit new members. Last Saturday was no exception. Photographs taken are shown and the second taken when the morning became busy.

Photographs Mike Tyler

Friday 8 July 2016

Juveniles galore

Certainly a good breeding season for some species on and close to the Seaton Wetlands, with 134 birds of 21 species were caught today. The tally was:

Blackcap 9; Long-tailed Tit 1; Chiffchaff 23; Blue Tit 14; Great Tit 13; Chaffinch 13; Goldfinch 17; Robin 4; Dunnock 7; Swift 1; Kingfisher 1; Swallow 2; Willow Warbler 1; Reed Warbler 2; House Martin 1; Wren 2; Bullfinch 1; Reed Bunting 2; Greenfinch 17; Goldcrest 1; and Blackbird 2. 

 Of these only 24 were not identified as juveniles.

Not a bad morning's work!