A Lovely Day

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

It was cold but sunny as the bird ringers arrived to raise the nets. There was even some ice on one of the ponds!

Ice on the pond

Looking back towards the Field Centre the early morning sun caught the old reed seed heads making them look almost silver.Reed seed heads in the sun

Whilst the nets were being raised three Chiffchaffs were heard singing. The first of the year. Seven Blackbirds were caught and newly ringed.  Lesser Redpolls, Bullfinches and Robins made an appearance in the ringing room as did this Dunnock.  Although its plumage is dull brown and grey it has a beautiful rich brown eye.


Many visitors enjoyed walking around the reserve and visiting the ringing room during the day.  Thank you to everyone who helped.

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