Middleton Nature Reserve early morning (AD. JM)
Ringing session this morning with nets set on both sides at Middleton produced a much reduced catch. The majority of warblers seemed to have left the site during the clear and cool night.
The catch included:
Common Whitethroat 4
Willow Warbler 5
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Garden Warbler 1
Few migrating birds were noted, although the sky was fairly clear and migrants may have been flying high.
The only noted birds were a party of 7 Swallows moving SE and two single Swallows flying low and fast due south.
Not much happening.
Rock Pipit 2 + 1
Lapwing a grounded flock of 13 with at least 3 juvenile birds