Two To Go!

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

CES 10 (only two more to go!) took place today and 194 birds were processed during the ten and a half hours the nets were up.  Bullfinches continue to visit the ringing room and another 22 received their rings today.  Chaffinch numbers are increasing and 30 of these were also newly ringed.  Juveniles dominate the birds caught and included Jay, Treecreeper, Nuthatch and Reed Bunting.  Another new juvenile Sedge Warbler was ringed whilst one of the Reed Warblers caught last week made another appearance. 

Early in the day two juvenile, female Kingfishers were caught.   These are beautiful birds and give people a great deal of pleasure when they are seen flying around the lake. Altogether 24 species were caught today, many of them young birds moulting into their adult plumage.  Thanks are due to everyone, volunteers and ringers who participated.

Kingfisher

Returning from a net round the sighting of a Painted Lady Butterfly was reported.  Camera at the ready we returned to where it had been seen with little expectation of it still being there.  But we were lucky, it was.  It stayed in the same place most of the day, feeding from Black Knapweed (Hardheads).  These butterflies are summer migrants.  They begin their journey from North Africa and spread into mainland Europe before heading to the British Isles.  Unfortunately they are unable to survive our winters.

Painted Lady Butterfly


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