Sunday, 16 October 2011

Bit of a mixed week really. Had Tuesday off which turned out to be the wrong day especially given the weather conditions at the end of the week. Sadly I was in the office on Thursday and missed the short-eared owl passage (did manage 2 at the end of the day) and could only watch the messages about the robin at Warham as the light faded. Saying that I finally managed to catch up with the elusive yellow browed warbler on the Meadow Trail and had what was probably a 2nd bird calling. We have been clearing some 'migrant holes' in the willow bushes to make viewing easier although the red flanked bluetail or sibe blue robin hasn't shown in the best one yet...fingers crossed.
Ringing on Saturday produced 52 new birds including another 4 redwing, pied wag, green woodpecker, 7 goldcrest and another 10 blackcap. Only 2 of these were females and most were on their way weighing over 20g and carrying large amounts of fat.
Today was our celebration event for the completion of the Coastal Change Project with Chris Packham taking the starring role. Thanks to some late sunshine the event was a great success.
Chris telling a bearded tit story or showing how to decide

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