Braunton area

Ringing in the reserve at Velator this morning was rewarded with 3 Reed Warblers and the first juveniles of Blackbird, Robin and Song Thrush. I also ringed two adult breeding female Blackbirds. This is interesting as I'm sure I've also retrapped several of the resident female Blackbirds. If they all succeed, we'll be knee deep in them!

This afternoon I returned to Horsey Island as the tide rose, about 70 Dunlin and 12 Ringed Plover, 1 Redshank, 4 noisy Oystercatchers, 20 Grey Plover (showing a wide range of plumages from full winter to full sum. No sign of Curlew Sandpiper, but two Ruff appeared.

Still two Grey-lag Geese by Sherpa Marsh.

Posted May 7th, 2017 at 7:14 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News