Wednesday 10th August – Durlston   Leave a comment

0530 at Durlston

You have to get up early to go ringing, whilst the birds are still active and before the wind gets up. A group of three of us ringed 85 birds at Durlston CP, including a Grasshopper, 6 Garden and many Willow Warblers, 2 Redstarts and a Tree Pipit.

First year male Common Redstart

Juvenile Bullfinches can't be sexed until the post-juvenile moult commences

 
Meanwhile Shaun led another group at Lytchett Bay where a further 70+ birds were trapped including a French ringed bird,

Posted August 10, 2011 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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