Wednesday, 17 April 2013

April Highlights

 
15.04:Mini fall of migrants early on, 150+ Sand Martin, 100 Swallow, 3 Cetti's Warbler, 12+ Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 15+ 'Willow/Chiffs', 5 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler (middle hide), our 1st of the spring.




 The ringing station is up and running in the sanctuary again. The first redstart (female) was ringed last Sunday. Please visit this site for totals and a photo gallery, http://www.portbury-wharf-ringing.co.uk/

Other wildlife photographed this month include these amazing shots of a heron, water rail (both taken by John Rickard) and the long-eared owl (Gary Thoburn).