Friday, 4 July 2008

4th of July

A quick early morning tickle on my own (well, not that early!).
A few more Reed Warblers from the 'crescent'; another female from 2004 was at least 6 years old.

Adult Reed Warbler

This year, I have caught 16 females and 14 males in the crescent nets, entering or leaving the reed bed. So far, no juveniles have been trapped.

Several birds over the net including Moorhen, Green W/pecker and the local Blackcaps. Two young Kingfishers sat noisily in the willows alongside the nets, being fed by one parent bird.

A Willow Warbler shuffled through the coppiced willow along the main lakeside (haven't caught a single one yet this year). Great watching the terns fishing with the brilliant sun behind me. E.

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