Whoopers take a long break

Almost breathless early on, what breeze there was stated from the southeast. Sunshine all day.

Middleton Nature Reserve 
Ringing report from Alan:

Another frosty start at Middleton with no wind and clear sky. A very light southerly breeze got up during the morning.


A nice selection of birds trapped and ringed:

Meadow Pipit 1

Blackbird 1

Blackcap 2

Willow Warbler 10

Goldfinch 2

Siskin 1

Lesser Redpoll 8


Little else seen and any migrants would have been very high and out of my (poor) hearing range.

A Roe Deer appeared on the centre road about ten metres away from my ringing position and shot into the western marsh when it saw me.


A check in the early evening also heard:

Cetti's warbler 2

Sedge warbler 2 - I couldn't quite get a clip of one singing, this is as close as I managed, just a glimpse of "a" warbler but at least the Sedge Warbler song is clear.