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Saturday, 10 September 2011

Chiff's on the move.

We arrived at Winterton just after dawn on Saturday 10th Sept, conditions were very muggy, complete cloud cover and a light SW getting fresher as the morning wore on, by the time we packed up it was a nice 21 degrees C.
As the nets were erected 2 or 3 Chiff's were heard calling, but not much else. Luckily we were in for a few more than that.  It was a good morning for Chiff's and Blackcaps with the added bonus of a juv Spotfly.

The first full grown Spotted Flycatcher we have ringed since 2001!

45 new birds were ringed, amazingly no retraps were caught.
Wren 1
Dunnock 1
Robin 2
Blackbird 1
Whitethroat 1, A late moulting adult.
Blackcap 13 ,  10 Males and 3 Females.  All juveniles apart from one.
Chiffchaff 17, 2 adults the rest juveniles.
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Long-tailed Tit 2
Blue Tit 4
Great Tit 1
Bullfinch 1, an adult female still with a brood patch.

Dave and friend.

A Swift was seen flying over and a Marsh Harrier flew South down the dunes.
Several Speckled Wood butterflies were still on the wing with numerous Common Darter's about, including the male that took a liking to Dave's hat! A Migrant Hawker was also seen.

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