A good end to the week with another reserve tick in the form of 2 summer plumaged BN grebes (263) on the fresh marsh and with coal tit, makes the year total 165. Dropped in to look for the dotterel on the way home and although we only had distant views it is always nice to see them.
Saturday morning ringing was good again with 26 new and 25 re-traps. 11 blackcap and female bullfinch were the ringing highlights but a cracking male Monties was bird of the day. A very grey and small warbler caused a bit of confusion early on but after a full set of biometrics were taken it turned out to be a willow warbler.
Great tits in the garden are incubating 10 eggs and the robins are incubating a 2nd clutch of five.