would we catch a sprosser, icterine warbler...hell, a red-backed shrike would do. Well, we didn't catch any of those and had to make do with a garden warbler.
Ringing was slow this morning though, we only caught 12 birds for our efforts. totals were:
willow warbler 3
garden warbler 1
|juvenile blackcap - you can see he's going to be a boy from the black feathers coming in on the|
|smart juvenile robin, nearing the end of its post juvenile moult.|
There was a good few folks already there when I arrived, in the bushes on the dunes behind the Country Park - known as the frog pond when I worked there (for ADMc and SS - the frurg purnd!).
The warbler was well ensconced in a thick goat willow but did come out to show itself a couple of times allowing good views. I'm not commenting at all on it's ID, I'll leave that to others far more experienced than me. It looked as though it had gone to roost when I left, I hope it is still there tomorrow for others to see and hopefully get those clinching photo's. If it crosses the road into the Country Park, it may as well vanish into thin air!
Finally, does anyone know what this strange beast is? Nice one for Dean or Skev!