Saturday, 6 August 2011

South Milton Ley

Ceremonial unveiling of the new plaque about South Milton Ley this morning- great effort by Nick Townsend to oversea this project and a special mention of the work Jim Bennett did to ensure its success also to Vic Tucker / Bob Burridge for their inspiration over the last 30 years to produce a site that offers so much to the birds we are now watching and ringing.

Only a report of the ringing team today - what a day total for the site a most suitable dedication to all those years of hard graft and work :-

2 Groppa, 18 Chiffchaff, 81 Willow , 48 Sedge, 15 Reed 4 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 6 Garden Wblr ( site day record )

Just makes you wonder how many birds are moving through the site- with the no. of nets up these could represent only 50% - what a fantastic site