Monday, 16 April 2012


Ringing this morning produced 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 each of Blackcap and Willow Warbler, and the first Grasshopper Warbler ringed at this site!

However bird of the day was the first Reed Warbler of the year, a retrap which was also the first Reed Warbler caught last year (3 April) and also the first Reed Warbler ringed in the reserve in 2010 (on 17 April).

Later on Sherpa Marsh, 2 pairs of Gadwall, 3o Mute Swans, and a Common Sandpiper on the Pill.