Monday, October 19, 2009

In and over

After a lot of weather chart analysis, a late evening dash up to Buckton on October 14th and a bit of net erection in the small hours paid off when the first bird in the net the next day was a Yellow-browed Warbler (tenth I have ringed here since 2001). Early morning the site was buzzing with migrants, particularly Blackbirds which had arrived in some numbers no doubt due to the rain during the middle of the night. I had a strong feeling that a site tick was on the cards but I was surprised and delighted when a calling Woodlark floated over low to the west at 0830hrs. The next few days proved steady with over 65 birds ringed despite strong winds curtailing activities at times.

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