Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Icky handywork !

A nice surprise whilst checking the cliff top dell net at Buckton on June 1st, one of only two birds caught all day and in the exact same spot as the bird caught on May 27th last year. High pressure and warm easterly winds resulted in this bird being drifted over the North Sea, but quite why it made landfall in such conditions is open to speculation. Other bits seen included Cuckoo - first of year here. A total of 32 Tree Sparrow chicks were ringed within the nest boxes with lots of others on eggs. Over 12 hours skywatching on the cliff top failed to nail the hoped for Bee-eater, there is always next spring!

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