Velator reserve

A truncated ringing session this morning with rain interrupting twice. First bird I saw as I went round opening nets was a surprise Barn Owl which drifted off silently and not seen subsequently. Later a squawking bird sounded first like a Jay, then a BH Gull, then a Magpie... after a few moments it flew - Jay. First instinct was right. As I was furling the nets a very dark female Marsh Harrier came over and missed a net by a few feet. Ringed 1 Chiffchaff. 1 reed Warbler and 6 Blackcap. Plus some locals.

Posted September 6th at 3:16 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News