Tuesday, 27 September 2011

What a difference a week makes...last week loads of swallows, tonight zilch! Warm weather and calm conditions were the perfect combination for another go at the swallow roost but unfortunatly the birds were not playing ball and we attracted only 15 birds to the nets, none going in. An immature bearded tit was a slight compensation but 2 reed buntings were the only other birds caught.
Early winter migrants on the reserve this morning came in the form of a Lapland bunting west and 7 snow buntings east, a pec sand turned out to be a ruff (again) and there was signs of some vis mig with good numbers of finches, skylarks and 3 mistle thrush.
Lagoon count in the morning so hopefully something good will be lurcking.

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