Velator reserve.

Ringing early this morning aiming to catch a few Redwings which have started to appear. First bird out of a net (pre-dawn) was the female Tawny Owl which had been calling to her mate when I arrived. Ended with 6 Redwing, 5 Blackbird, 4 Blackcap (all males) 3 Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Goldcrest and a few locals. Still no returning Greenfinch. Out on the scrape from very early a very big flock of Black-tailed Godwits (150+?) Raven over. Didn't catch the Jay, or the Cetti's Warbler, nor yet the GSW or Water Rail....

Anyone know anything about small freshwater fish? There is a small shoal of something (lord knows where they came from!) which mooch about on the surface with their noses just breaking the surface. I have no idea. Otter food?!

Posted October 23rd, 2021 at 3:01 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News