Monday, 22 August 2016

Broadwater GP - 22 August 2016

For the second day running we went to Broadwater hoping to find large numbers of Swallows over the lake. As before, there were few birds about and it was not even worth putting the net up.

Instead we went round to our usual site and put up four nets. Considering the late start, we did quite well with over 20 birds captured. Several birds were retrapped Chiffchaffs and all birds captured took 'AA' sized rings.

One re-trap Willow Warbler had been present for five days with no significant weight gain. This site is not a breeding area, but appears to be a regular autumn migration site, with for the area, a fairly good number passing through utilising the Colne Valley corridor.

Adult Willow Warbler showing pale throat and face

 Broad retrices

Pure white belly and light yellow legs

3JM Goldcrest

Totals: 15 (8)

Chiffchaff - 6 (6)
Willow Warbler - 7 (1)
Goldcrest - 2
Long-tailed Tit - 0 (1)