After several weekends of unsettled weather, people on holidays and work commitments it was nice to get out at last and have a ringing session. Unfortunately we had missed the boat again with migrants going through in the last few weekends.
Saturday 4th September had most of the group arrive at Winterton for 4.45 am, a little bit early as it was still pitch black! But it was dry and a light SSE Blowing, however it seemed very quiet on the bird front.
Time to contemplate.
Luckily things picked up and we started catching a few birds, which pleased Dave. 62 new birds and 4 retraps were eventually caught, making a good day.
Ringing list, retraps in brackets;
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Sedge Warbler 1
Reed Warbler 8
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 6 (1) ringed 19/09/2009
Chiffchaff 5(1) ringed 04/04/2010
Willow Warbler 4
Blue Tit 13(1) ringed 20/09/2009
Great Tit 1
Bullfinch (1) ringed 23/09/2008
3J Male Blackcap
A Hobby flew over early morning, Several Migrant Hawkers,Common Darters and a Brown Hawker were seen. A couple of Speckled Woods were around the Oaks.
Also a very strange Fly/Bug was seen on the Oaks, we are hoping someone can come up with a name for it.