Fremington seawall / Gaia Trust SSSI

Highlight of this morning's ringing session was a juvenile Sedge Warbler with a ludicrously large fat reserve. Sub-cutaneous fat is usually deposited in the tracheal pit and cloacal regions, but this bird also had deposits covering almost its entire breast muscle! It weighed a whopping 19.6 grams, most weigh 11 or 12g.

Also sighted overhead were 1 Common Snipe, Sparrowhawk, 150 Goldfinch and 100+ Swallow. Greenshank were heard. On the ploughed field at Home Farm Marsh, 1 Wheatear and 2 Skylark. Finally, a Clouded Yellow Butterfly.

Posted September 12th, 2014 at 3:59 pm by Lowell Mills in Bird News