Almost breathless early on, later developing into a light west breeze. Sunshine all day.
Ringing this morning resulted in a reasonable catch, with only two nets set. There were goods numbers of Swallows on passage pausing to feed over the reserve together with a smaller number of Swifts.
There must have been a mass hatching of flying ants as a gathering of a few hundred assorted gulls circled noisily over the north half of the reserve in feeding mode for half an hour or so in the mid morning.
Grasshopper Warbler 1 + 1 retrap
Common Whitethroat 3
Sedge Warbler 2
Willow Warbler 5
Reed Warbler 1
Lesser Whitethroat 2
Cetti's Warbler 1
|Wigeon behind a Mediterranean gull|
|Juvenile and adult Sandwich Tern|
|Two Red Admiral, a Peacock and a Painted Lady|
Unfortunately the Painted Lady has its wings closed. It is just below the Peacock.
|Worn Four-Spotted Chaser|
Others were almost completely black, the difference between being mature and being old. Mmm, wonder what that feels like!