Sunday, 10 May 2015

A quiet session.

This morning's ringing session took place at the Derbyshire Wildlife Tust's Avenue Washlands reserve. In the 3 hour session we caught just 6 birds, made up of 3 new Whitethroats, 1 new Chiffchaff, a retrap Wren and a retrap Great Tit.


Chiffchaff (with pollen horn)

As you can see in the above picture, the Chiffchaff from this morning had a "pollen horn", perhaps indictaing a recent arrival from further south (see here for more information about pollen horns).

Throughout the morning a Garden Warbler sang, and was uncharacteristically "showy", often singing from the top of the trees. In addition, we had several Swallows flying over, and small groups of Swifts around the reserve.  

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