Friday 9th September   Leave a comment

A break in the windy conditions allowed us to ring at Lytchett Bay this morning. The reed beds delivered mainly Reed and Sedge Warblers with the occasional Reed Bunting and Whitethroat. We have started to ring on the edge of an arable filed with a wide margin of corn marigolds. This has proved to be a productive area for Goldfinches, with a flock of up to 40 birds feeding in the area. Chiffchaffs were also using the agricultural margins.

Juvenile Goldfinches lack the familiar red face, which is acquired after the post juvenile moult.

 
 

 During the evening our friend Christine invited us and several of her friends to a local pub to celebrate her 22nd birthday.

 

Malcolm and Christine

 

Posted September 10, 2011 by gryllosblog in Uncategorized

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