Saturday mornings ringing session with Paul Hawkins produced 2 Reed Warbler -our firstof the seasonat our new site, Common Whitethroat, x2 Greenfinch, x2 Robin - both 3j and a couple of Lesser Whitethroats made up the numbers.
Monday 27th May
PH, Louise and myself went out with Paul Roper to colour ring a brood of young Jackdaw. Three gorgeous - see below image,were ringed and coloured ringed as part of a ongoing project.
Went along to Lea Valley water works NR to help out Paul Roper with a ringing demo along with Paul Hawkins and Louise. We processed 36 new birds Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Reed Bunting, Cetti's Warbler and a few Greenfinch added a nice mixed catch, Great to see and speak to some of the local school children that attended and show them some of the birds that we ringed.
In between a couple of ringing sessions I've added a few new birds for the patch year list. With Wheatear, Little Owl and Swift being the latest birds, which puts me on 101 for the year. Didn't see a Little Owl on the patch last year!
A slow session this morning with PH with only 11 birds ringed. Nice to ring our first Lesser Whitethroat of the season though.