Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Marazion Marsh - 19 August 2013

After some foul weather at the weekend we finally got to drop nets for our first ringing day. It was a little breezy and came over cloudy from time to time but we seemed to do pretty well in comparison to figures from the previous week. We had Aquatic Warbler playing in most rides on site but the wind direction was wrong and there really wasn't much of a chance as far as they were concerned, but we got some interesting birds, as well as the usual reedbed species and generally enjoyed our first day.

 House Sparrow

View across the marsh

There was time to watch the dragonflies and butterflies including some Clouded Yellows.

Common Darter 

Clouded Yellow

Wall Brown

An afternoon visit to Cot Valley did not produce anything interesting though a few Small Pearl-bordered Fritllaries and Wall Browns were seen.

Small Pear-bordered Fritillaries

Wall Brown

Total: 35 (3)

Dunnock 1
Blackbird 2
Sedge Warbler 16 (1)
Reed Warbler 11 (2)
Whitethroat 1
Goldfinch 1
Bullfinch 2
House Sparrow 1