Sunday, 25 September 2011

Late Warblers and a Sparr

Masai Mick, Adam and I were joined by Ed, Debbie and husband MAL at Stanford on Saturday.

For a change the weather conditions were perfect for a good morning's ringing with no wind at all and an overcast sky (needless to say not all what had been forecast!)

We managed 72 new birds with 14 retraps - a tad disappointing given the conditions but the reward was some late warblers and our second raptor of the week - a female Sparrowhawk.
Amongst the new birds were 4 Goldcrest, 8 Chiffs, 26 Mipits, 12 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and a Sedge Warbler.

Garden Warbler

Fault bars on a Garden Warbler

Male Goldcrest

Lesser Whitethroat

2nd Lesser Whitethroat

Juvenile Sedge Warbler

Female Sparrowhawk

Back view

On its way

Debbie's husband MAL, a keen photographer, took this image of the SRG Mascot about to devour his favourite treat - a morsel of sausage.

Skye - sausage dog

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