Sunday, 17 April 2011

The woods are alive!

its been a busy week of ringing, with a couple of demonstrations and me making the use of some lax time at work to get in some extra ringing. the blackcaps finally arrived in force with close to a hundred being ringed this week. there have been all three species of black and white flycatchers about the village but only one managed to find its way into the nets, and the first bee eaters were around this week. We had our first house sparrows of the year, they only seem to venture away from the village when the spanish begin to move away. Also first turtle dove and surprisingly the first Bulbul of the year, but the star species of the week was the Wood warbler. i had only previously ringed 3 birds and one of those was a couple of weeks ago so imagine my surprise when 4 were found in the nets and these were soon followed by a further pair. Does anyone know if these birds move in pairs as they were all caught in twos?

Wood warblers

Pied flycatcher

Turtle dove

Ortolan bunting

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