Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Decent morning until the UU concrete crusher!

The slippery mudbath left by UU was negotiated pre-dawn in order to open the palisade gate into the Middleton NR bird ringing area.  It was not a moment too soon as there was quite a rush of pre-sunrise Robins and Blackcaps followed at 0638 by the first of nine Grey Wagtail to be colour ringed.  Most birds were caught between 0630 and 0750 in the tranquil part of the morning!

Vis mig
Meadow Pipit - just c34
Grey Wagtail - c16 (9 Ringed)
Alba Wagtail - 3
Chaffinch - 5
Rook - star birds of am with 4 south
Mute Swan - imm south
Swallow - just 3 south
Reed Bunting - 3 south then grounded (2 ringed)

Ringing included 10 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Robin, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler
Wheatear - 7 along shore