28 August 2013

A quieter night in the reed bed

With bad weather forecast for at least the next five days we had another session in the reed bed this evening. With Brian back from his travels South he joined Colin, Stan and myself.

After the rarity from the last session it was a quieter session this time although we did have a new species for this season, but not a new one for the reed bed and nothing as exciting as the Thrush Nightingale. This little bird more often associated with our gardens was the Wren.

Swallow numbers were down on previous sessions and we are expecting the numbers to probably decrease as the bad weather pushes the birds off on their long migration South.

The session saw 38 new birds in total with no retraps and consisted of 1 Blackbird, 4 Sedge Warblers, 1 Starling, 31 Swallows and 1 Wren.

Totals caught this season so far:

  Blackbird                    2
  Linnet                        1
  Pied Wagtail              11
  Reed Bunting             15
  Sand Martin                 8
  Sedge Warbler           77
  Starling                    22
  Swallow                  461
  Thrush Nightingale       1

  Wren                          1

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