Saturday, 14 May 2011

Final Waxham visits of the spring

On 28th April we headed to Waxham again hoping for an arrival of migrants, unfortunately the fine weather meant we just caught on up the resident birds. A couple of spring-trapped wheatears and a stonechat were nice though. We also tried to spring trap a Shorelark which arrived mid morning... and failed miserably.

Totals (retraps)

Wheatear 2 M&F
Stonechat 1F
Robin (1)
Blackbird 1
Wren (1)
Blackcap 1
Whitethroat 1
Chiffchaff (1)
Willow Warbler (7)

The final Waxham visit of the year 3rd-4th May was a bit more successful with a total of 27 new (13 retraps). Grasshopper Warbler being the highlight, though starling might be a first for the site (ringed, that is).

Totals (retraps)

Robin 1
Song Thrush 1
Wren (1)
Blackcap 2
Whitethroat 8(3)
Grasshopper Warbler 1
Chiffchaff 1
Willow Warbler 1(7)
Great Tit 2
Long-tailed Tit (1)
Starling 1
Magpie 4 (pulli)
Chaffinch 2
Bullfinch 1(1)
Goldfinch 2

A newly arrived pollen/sap faced Chiffchaff

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