Monday, 7 November 2011


Ringing in the reserve at Velator today produced the usual crop of Finches and Tits, with the highlights being the first Song Thrush of the winter, 4 new Blackbirds and 2 male Siskins.

We also saw a Woodcock, which needless to say didn't find a net! Plenty of Water Rails calling and a lone Cetti's Warbler too.

Retrapped one of the late summer Kingfishers too.

Didn't see any winter Thrushes despite plenty of Hawthorn, Buckthorn, and other berries/friuit.

[Jon Turner]