Velator reserve

With the weather closing in over the coming week, thought I should take advantage of the calm dry conditions to open the nets. Unfortunately I didn't catch the Kestrel, the Green Woodpecker or the Jay (which was around for much of the morning) However, I did catch 14 Blackcaps - mostly very fat and clearly on their way south. Also 2 female Cetti's Warblers, 2 female Bullfinch, 3 Chaffinch, 5 Greenfinch, 2 Blackbirds and star of the day: a juvenile Redwing. Also of note was Blue Tit Z167856 which was ringed on 8th September 2015. I retrapped it a few times after this but this is its first visit since 2016. Now 5 years old.

Posted October 22nd, 2020 at 3:53 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News