Monday, July 25, 2011

Ringing at Icklesham

Most of the weekend just passed was spent ringing at Icklesham, East Sussex, with a bit of birding and meeting up with old friends in between.

The vast majority of birds caught were Sedge and Reed Warblers, with smaller numbers of Garden Warbler, Whitethroats and Grasshopper Warblers.

Other interesting birds ringed over the weekend included this juvenile Jay:

This juvenile Yellow Wagtail:

And a trio of Common Treecreepers, all juveniles.

Here are its primary coverts:

And here are the primary coverts of the other two birds:

Sightings of note in the wider area included an adult Med Gull, a couple of Hobby, a Whimbrel, two Ruddy Ducks on Pett Level, 13 Common Scoter, two Common Sandpipers, two Green Sandpipers, 37 Black-tailed Godwits, and a Barn Owl. Non-avian highlights included this fat moth:

This pretty moth:

And these day-flying moths, seen during my Big Butterfly Count:

1 comment:

Mpho said...

Nice pic sequence. Envious ringing experience