Tuesday, 26 July 2011


Inspired by news from South Milton, I set some nets at Velator Reserve this morning, and by the end of the morning had ringed 21 birds including: 4 Reed Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a Sedge Warbler, 3 Treecreepers, a Linnet and two Tawny Owls. Both these last two species I hadn't ringed at the reserve before. I also caught one of a newly-fledged brood of Song Thrushes, presumably at least a second brood.