Saturday 24 April 2021

Wintersett + Vis.Mig. + Ringing 24.04.2021

Wintersett Res. VisMig:   

Going north:  A Tree Pipit at 06.45hrs.  Meadow Pipit 1

Herring Gull 50.  Lesser Black-backed Gull 2.  Black-headed Gull 55. 

Going south:  Shelduck 1. 

Anglers CP: 

Common Tern 2.  Common Sandpiper 1.  Redshank 1. Little Ringed Plover 2.    

Teal 1 pair.   Goldeneye 1 imm male + 1 female WRes.

Wintersett Res:

Sedge Warbler 4 and Garden Warbler  1 male in west bank clump.   Whitethroat 1m west bank.  

3 Yellow Wagtails  on north bank.  Canada Goose 2.   

Wintersett Res. Ringing:   

10 new birds were ringed this morning and it was also a good morning for returning migrants!

Highlights were:  2 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler,  1 Reed Warbler,  1 Treecreeper and 1 Song Thrush. 

Also  3 Retraps:   Two Sedge Warblers were  retrapped, both ringed as juveniles,.  One in 2018 and the other 2019!     A third retrap Sedge Warbler, ringed again as a juvenile on 1st July 2020!   Hopefully good overwintering survival.

Lowlight:  A female hepatic Cuckoo bounced out of the net. Arrrgh!!!

A Female Willow Tit  with a brood patch,  was retrapped this morning at Wintersett Res.

It was originally ringed in July 2020 as a juvenile. 


 Willow Tit female  Wintersett Res.    RBailey 

Reptile: A Grass Snake  (Natrix natrix) was seen in the area.

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