Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saturday 11th July 2009

A drizzly start and a quiet morning. A few Swifts over the VC on arrival. Still a number of Blackcaps singing around the park. We had several Green Woodpecker sightings and a couple of Kingfisher sightings. Highlight of the morning was a singing Stock Dove by the Dead Seat. The Great Crested Grebes still have at least 1 humbug although I thought I saw a second during a transfer between the adults, viewing wasn't ideal though. We had Treecreeper calling in the Long Hedge on the south side of the gap. Still a lot of Reed Warbler activity in all the usual haunts but we had to wait until Fenlake before we had a singing Sedge Warbler.

CES ringing 11/07

Visit No.8 of 12. Drizzle for much of the time made for a damp session with frequent visits to the nets.

Tally for the day is: Wren 3 juvs, Dunnock 2 adults & 5 juvs, Robin 3 juvs, Reed Warbler 2 adults & 2 juvs, Garden Warbler 1 adult & 1 juv, Blackcap 4 juvs, Chiff 7 juvs, Gt. Tit 2 juvs, Treecreeper 1 ,juv, Bullfinch 2 adults & 1 juv. We also picked up an adult breeding female Reed Bunting from the 'crescent' which had been taken by an avian predator.

A male Dunnock and a male Reed Warbler were from 2006 (ringed as young birds) and the male Bullfinch from October 2007 was with its mate, a bird from last year.