Saturday 22 April 2017

Wintersett - A Tale of 6 Cetti's 22.04.17

7 - 13 degrees with 6/8 cloud and a light northerly.
A Tale of 6 Cetti's.
6 male Cetti's Warblers were confirmed in the area today.    Three of the  Wintersett Res birds,  boathouse reeds,  ruin area and the west bank,  were all behaving as usual.   Two male Cetti's were caught on the north east bank of WRes, by Archie,  this morning.  One was an unringed male and the other was a retrap, having been ringed  as an adult  on 06.07.16 on the west bank WRes.  At that time it was thought to be the south east corner,WRes. bird that moved to the north bank of Cold Hiendley Res. during the 2016 breeding season.  A new male Cetti's Warbler has appeared in the south west corner of Anglers CP and was singing this morning and again this afternoon.
Other sightings today:
Wintersett Res: A Red Kite flew over south at 10.15hrs.  Common Tern 1 over north.   Sedge Warbler 1,  Shoveler 2,  Grey Wagtail 1, Willow Tit 2,  Swift 5 and Snipe 1.  A Whitethroat was on the north east bank.
Moorhouse Lane Pond: Lesser Whitethroat 1m.  Little Grebe 1
Anglers CP: A 1stW Yellow-legged Gull flew south at 11.05hrs.  Pocahrd 1 pair.  Wigeon 1 pair.  Teal 6.  13/24  holes have been excavated in the Sand Martin Box. 
WRes Ringing Highlights from 2 stations - west bank and north east bank,
Cetti's Warbler 1 m.  Chiffchaff 2,  Blackcap 2.  Willow Warbler 2.  Sedge Warbler 1.  Song Thrush 1.
Cold Hiendley SF:  This evening per @Fitzybirder - Yellow Wagtail 8,   Grey Wagtail 2 and  Pied Wagtail 9.
                         Yellow Wagtail                 CHSF       PMeredith

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