Sunday, 13 August 2017

Broadwater GP - 12th August 2017

We had a good morning at Broadwater. The numbers weren't particularly high but a juvenile Kingfisher was the first caught on site.

3F Kingfisher

The Willow Warblers continue to pass through.

Willow Warbler 3O

 Variation between two juvenile Willow Warblers

Added to that there was a smattering of Sylvia warblers, a couple of Reed Warblers, a Treecreeper and a nice retrap, a rather disheveled male Goldcrest, that had been ringed as a juvenile in 2015.

DPH 887, ringed on 30/09/2015 when a 3M

The only negative thing was that we were unable to ring an adult Chaffinch due to a foot and leg infection of Fringilla papillomavirus. So many Chaffinches in our area have this, perhaps due to the number that feed in gardens with an increased risk of cross infection from already infected birds.

Chaffinch with Fringilla Papillomavirus

Totals: 35 (1)

Kingfisher - 1
Robin - 1
Reed Warbler - 2
Blackcap - 10
Garden Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 7
Willow Warbler - 6
Goldcrest - 1 (1)
Blue Tit - 3
Great Tit - 1
Treecreeper - 1