Sunday, 16 June 2013

Hilfield Park Reservoir - 16 June 2013

CES time again and we went to help with one of our group sites that has been having a disappointing time lately. Numbers have been down, particularly the Reed Warblers, and the day started in much the same way, although it was nice to get a smattering of youngsters from other species beginning to come through.

While taking down, Chris decided to try flicking for Swifts with one of the CES nets for 10 minutes beofre taking it down, and amazingly actually caught one.

Adult Swift

While walking back, Kenny managed to complete the catch with a couple of Canada goslings.

 Goosy goosy goslings - very cute but also create an awful lot of mess!

Thanks to Mike, Kenny, Irwin and the two Margarets for having us.

Totals: 13 (5)
Canada Goose - 2
Swift - 1
Dunnock - 0 (2)
Robin - 2
Blackbird -3 (2)
Reed Warbler - 1
Whitethroat - 3
Chiff-chaff - 1 (1)