Wednesday 20 May 2009

Getting a sweat on !

An overcast start this morning had be donning full wets for what looked like rain, good for keeping the wet stuff out but also bloody good at keeping your own wet stuff in. Rain seemed to have passed through the night and with it most of Brough's birds with only Garden Warbler, 2 Wood Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warblers, 3 Chiffchaff, Pied Flycatcher, 2 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Mealy Redpoll and a Tree Pipit around. The Kumliens Gull was still loafing around Hamister on the way to the Leisure Centre.

Checked the plantation this afternoon with the hope of photographing another Icterine Warbler found earlier with no such joy. Other birds around were Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Garden Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and a male Sparrowhawk. Back to the plantation this evening for another mist net session with Icterine Warbler, Garden Warbler, Robin, Mealy Redpoll, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Blackbird all caught and ringed. Another Icterine Warbler evaded the net as did a few Willow Warblers and a Carrion Crow was noted late on. Still no sign of a Red-backed Shrike, maybe tomorrow ?


Phil Woollen. said...

Well done Jase. Looks as if your'e beginning to get some good birds through.

Jason said...

Cheers Phil, most of our stuff has gone now so ready for the next batch. Another 3 weeks of spring migration yet bring on the biggie !