Saturday, 20 July 2013

Ringing on the line


The first train of the day

Heather, Chris, Alison and I ventured into Margam Country Park for some warm Saturday morning ringing. Three hours into the session we had to take down two of our nets from the rail track before the first train made its way down to transport the visitors into the park. 
The morning's total was twenty birds made up of eleven species with the highlight being a juvenile Spotted Flycatcher. 
Juvenile Spotted Flycatcher

Species were Blackbird, Blue Tit, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Great Tit, Grey Wagtail, Robin, Song Thrush, Spotted Flycatcher, and Willow Warbler with juveniles outnumbering adults 15:5. 

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