Very light variable breeze mainly S to SW. rain in the early morning then sunny from mid morning.
Ringing and vis report from Alan:
Ringing this morning produced a steady trickle of captures, with 24 birds caught in total.
8 Grey Wagtails trapped and colour ringed but 7 more seen but not caught. Remaining captures consisted of :
Cetti's Warbler 1
Sedge Warbler 1
Willow Warbler 4
Great Tit 1
Three Swallows passing through at 07.00 and another two at 10.15 were the only passage birds noted. A Kestrel was hunting over the eastern side of the reserve.
|Rock Pipit on the table on beach between Red Nab and foreshore|
|One of the adult Mediterranean gulls had a yellow darvic ring.|
This is a new ringed bird and still needs to be read, perhaps a chance tomorrow
|Mute Swan with 2 adult and 3 juvenile Mediterranean gulls behind|
|Sandwich Tern with a juvenile Mediterranean gull|
|One of two Painted Lady (slightly worn)|
|Green algae forming on wet mud between the tides - better than watching grass grow!|