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.
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.