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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Thursday 2nd October 2014



A few nice birds about today with a long winged Great Spotted Woodpecker that showed characteristics of the northern race, along with single Jay, Turtle Dove, Green Woodpecker and the Yellow-browed Warbler that reappeared late morning. Also seen were 4 Grey Herons overhead, 3 north & 1 west, 8 Skylark south and a Wheatear on the reserve.

The moth traps continue to be fairly quiet, although our second Pink-barred Sallow of the year was caught, this species has only be record in four previous years.

29 Birds ringed; 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Starling, 3 Chaffinch, 3 Great Tit, 3 Dunnock, 2 Wren, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Greenfinch.