Monday, July 30th 2012

As the bird ringers arrived this morning, for a 0430 start, they were greeted by the very loud call of a Tawny Owl.  Birds processed today included juvenile Robins, Chaffinches, Nuthatches and Blackbirds.  Willow Warblers and  Chiffchaffs were also caught.  These birds weigh less than 10 grams, and are beginning to prepare for their flight back to Africa. 

Thank you to everyone who helped today.

Although there is plenty of vegetation for the insects, they do appreciate the sunny spots on the paths around the reserve.  Look carefully on the path for darter dragonflies sunbathing.  They are surprisingly well camouflaged!

Darter Dragonfly


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