Friday, 19 August 2016

Wintersett 19.08.16

14 - 16 degrees with 8/8 cloud and rain from 11.00hrs - 15.30hrs and a moderate easterly.
Anglers CP: Yellow-legged Gull 3 adults.   Swift 3 + 1 WRes.,  Teal 6 and  Shoveler 2.   Curlew 4 flew east at 15.15hrs
Wintersett Res:  Yellow Wagtail 2 over.
55 birds were ringed this morning, including 1 Goldcrest,  17 Chiffchaff, 10 Reed Warblers.and  15 Willow Warblers.  One of the Willow Warblers was a 1st year female of the Northern, - Scandinavian, Acredula race, brought in by the easterly winds.  Becky took photos of the bird and a 'regular' 1st year female Willow Warbler to show the differences. A female Cetti's Warbler and a juvenile female Cetti's Warbler were retrapped.

1st year female Willow Warbler of  Acredula race

1st year female Willow Warbler   RLBailey

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