Wednesday, 25 June 2014

No Juvenile Sedge Warblers Yet

Middleton NR
A ringing session this morning resulted in a decent catch of 64 birds of which over two thirds were juveniles, although a notable exception were Sedge Warblers.  Of the eleven Sedge Warblers trapped, seven were retraps and all were adults.  Initially this seemed unusual.  However, on looking at records from previous years, todays date may be a little early for fledged juveniles to be foraging, even given the good weather conditions during the nesting period this year.

Red Nab
Very brief visit
Med Gull - 2 x Ad, 4 x 3CY, 4 x 2CY - no rings seen but birds more bunched up and only about half had both legs visible, but fortunately all the wing-tips on the "ads" were!