9 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Reed Warblers were ringed this morning. Also around, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Water Rails and Little Egret. The two Whooper Swans are still with the Mute Swan on the scrape and seem fine.
Tuesday, 30 August 2022
Monday, 29 August 2022
Sunday, 28 August 2022
First of all congratulations to the Wintersett Ringing Group on the ringing of a Barred Warbler on 27/8! With the hours and years you put in, it is well deserved.
These are the highlights of recent days; on Wednesday (24th) another Willow Emerald was seen in front of the hide on the leaf of Typha latifolia (D Smith/CG). Then on Friday another 2 were seen near the hide on nettles beside the dike ( L & A Corrall).
Meanwhile a Clouded Yellow butterfly flew past the observer, the first since September 2013 (JP). Also on that date a Goldcrest and 4 Swifts.
A Humming Bird Hawk Moth was feeding in Les Corrall's Low Cudworth garden on 26/8.
Today Sunday (28/8/22)
Butterflies included 1 Painted Lady, 8 Red Admiral, 59 Speckled wood, 4 Meadow Brown, 4 Brown Argus, 5 Common Blue, 1 Small Copper, 8 Large White and 24 unidentified white species.
Yet another Willow Emerald was resting on the Western Meadow gate, our 5th record (C. Parkin).
28 Goosander, in one flock, flew east. 121 Swallow flew south.
Green Woodpecker 3.
Linnet 80 on north bank. Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult. Goldeneye 4 females.
A Tree Pipit flew over.
A Brown Argus was on the west bank WRes.
6 Roesel's Bush Crickets, Roeseliana roeselii, were seen this morning, at two locations, thanks to Georgie W-S' hearing! Wintersett Res.west bank + Anglers CP.
Roesel's Bush Cricket Roeseliana roeselii, 28.08.2022 P.Smith
A Long-winged Conehead, Conocephalus fuscusas, was in the Willow Wood meadow + 3 were seen on the Pol at Anglers CP.
Long-winged Conehead, Conocephalus fuscusas 28.08.2022 PMeredith
Roesel's Bush Cricket Roeseliana roeselii, 28.08.2022 P.Meredith
A Common Green Grasshopper was also seen at Anglers CP this morning.
Saturday, 27 August 2022
A Bittern flew over the west bank marsh to Cold Hiendley Res. at 06.05hrs.
A Yellow Wagtail flew south. These birds were closely followed by scenes,
as the team were alerted, by the the ringers, that a first year Barred Warbler
had been caught at 07.40hrs.
Amazingly, only the second record here, after the first was trapped on 26th August 1975!
Here are four classic shots of Pete Smith's hand - 47 years and one day since it
last held a Barred Warbler at Wintersett.
Lots of hard work by Pete & Becky ringing every year which occasionally pays
off for all of us!
Barred Warbler ringed this morning at Wintersett PMeredith
Barred Warbler ringed today at Wintersett 27.08.2022 RBailey
Barred Warbler ringed today at Wintersett 27.08.2022 CSwaine
Barred Warbler ringed today at Wintersett 27.08.2022 Steve Denny
Botany Bay Dell:
A Garden Warbler, a Whitethroat and a Kingfisher.
Little Ringed Plover 1.
Thursday, 25 August 2022
Peregrine 1. Shoveler 5. Pochard 44 + 1 WRes..
67 birds were ringed today:
Highlights were: Chiffchaff 17. Willow Warbler 12. Blackcap 3.
Whitethroat 1. Lesser Whitethroat 1.
A Greenshank flew over.
Late report from east bank WRes.
On the 26th July 2022,
a Bittern flew over and dropped into the boathouse bench reed bed.
A Stoat was on the Pol, Anglers CP.