I set nets in the only two accessible rides from 06.30 this morning - the water levels are very high currently. It was chilly with a very heavy dew at first making the guy cords, poles and nets tricky to handle. The sky cleared around 09.00 and a light NE breeze got up.
A modest catch of 20 birds consisted of :
Redwing - 8 (my main target species)
Dusky Warbler 1. (This took some time to confirm, sorry it was missed from original post (MD))
Wren - 4
Robin, Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Tree Sparrow, Lesser Redpoll - 1 of each
Long-tailed Tit, Cetti's Warbler - 1 retrap of each
2 groups of 6 further Redwing appeared from the south and dropped into the northern part of the reserve.
6 Jackdaws south
Little else noted.
|These are the buds they were eating,|
one gone but one remaining - I bet it's gone now.
|Kestrel with small rodent|
|Some of the Redshank resting on the high rocks on the east side of saltmarsh|