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.

This, according to Svensson, is a juvenile female
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.

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