|This, according to Svensson, is a juvenile female|
Saturday, 11 October 2014
A First and a Second
A last-minute decision to get out of bed and put in a few hours on the Marshes between showers this morning was rewarded by a first for the Group and a first for me (though other TRG members have ringed them with other groups elsewhere) in the shape of a passing Whinchat. Also unexpected was only the second Meadow Pipit that we have ever caught on the Marshes.
The supporting cast gracing the nets this morning, among Blue Tits so numerous that I'm trying to blank them from my memory, were a Jay, another new Kingfisher, two more new Cetti's, Blackcaps, Bullfinches, Goldfinches, Goldcrests, Long-tailed Tits, Great Tits, Wrens, a Robin, and four more new Reed Buntings recruited to our colour-ringed RAS project.