It was a good first session though with only three nets up. I caught a good number of warblers including grasshopper, reed and sedge along with willow, whitethroat and blackcap. I had some interesting retraps including a willow warbler first ringed in 2014, a blackcap ringed as an adult in 2013, a blackcap ringed as a juvenile in 2013 and a whitethroat, also from 2013.
A great white egret was found on the Budge fields on Friday morning by Time Dean, I saw it then and saw it again flying north over the big pond as I was ringing. A drake garganey was also on the Budge fields along with a three ruff, two of which had 'ruffs' and smart male yellow wag.
The warm weather had brought a few butterflies out - speckled wood were the most common and I saw my first orange-tip of the year.
This family of Canada geese goslings kept me amused for a while.
|At least one of us can manage to stay awake|
|Still a few wigeon about - Mrs wigeon|
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