A Wet Friday

Friday, August 14th 2015

Friday was a very wet day at Foxglove. It was a good day for catching up on office work, but it was not a good day for taking photographs on the reserve. Instead, here are a few of the more striking birds from our CES (Constant Effort Site) ringing day on Wednesday.

It is unusual to catch Sparrowhawks in mist nets as the larger females almost always bounce out of the net without getting caught. This was a particularly nice find and is a young first year male that will be only weeks out of the egg!

We also caught a Wood Warbler in one of the nets. This little warbler has a distinctly rich green back with a bright white belly. It has become increasingly scarce and this was the first one ever to have been caught at Foxglove.

During the day, one of the visitors brought us a photograph of a Kingfisher sitting on the “snakes head” wooden post down by the Lake Hide. This was installed specifically as a Kingfisher perch, but few people have actually seen it being used.

Bird ringing days at Foxglove are a good chance for visitors to see some of these striking birds close up and learn a bit more about them and the other birds they commonly see in their own gardens.  


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

How many days are in a week? (1 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

Flowers, Fruits and Seeds

Posted 23rd September 2018

In June we marvel at the bright yellow of Yellow Flag Iris in the Scrapes and around the lake.  Unfortunately these flowers do not last…

Read More

Interesting Creatures

Posted 22nd September 2018

Whilst out pond dipping, looking for caddis larvae in their cases, I caught, what initially I thought was a very thin Pond Skater!  The grey…

Read More

Many Pond Mud Snails

Posted 21st September 2018

We now have well over 100 individual Pond Mud Snails (Omphiscola glabra) in one of our tanks in the Field Centre Activity Room. These small…

Read More

Storm Ali visits Foxglove

Posted 20th September 2018

We have spent most of our day clearing up after Storm Ali, which has left a trail of twigs, branches and trunks strune across tracks…

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |