Sunday, 7 August 2011

Saturday 6th August

On a calm but slightly chilly morning yours truly, with Masai Mick, Dawn and Ed, erected nets from "Berries" to "Orchard" (see ringing map ) and managed a respectable 116 birds:

Ed, having recently decided to try his hand as a trainee, swapped his pen for pliers and with Dawn got to grips with the birds:

Dawn, clearly still tingling with excitement, enjoyed ringing her first Great Spotted Woodpecker:

And our squirrel-proof feeders were topped up for another week:

 Meanwhile Mark Piper, on one of his regular birding walks round the reservoir, found an adult Black-necked Grebe in winter plumage and a party of 10 Little Egrets which were still present in the evening.

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