Friday, 26 July 2013

26th July 2013 Whitbread Hollow Cloud 7/8 to 4/8 wind v.light N1 –SW1

Another quiet day for RDME ringing in the Hollow although not without interest as the Grasshopper Warbler he caught had pale tips to most of its tail feathers(!) and a Great Tit he caught was completely grey apart from one green mantle feather. Birds ringed in brackets.
Great Spotted Woddpecker 1
Song Thrush 2
Grasshopper Warbler 1 (1)
Whitethroat 2 (2)
Garden Warbler 1 (1)
Blackcap 8 (6)
Chiffchaff 6 (4)
Willow Warbler 1 (1)
Long-tailed Tit 2
Bullfinch 1
Dark Green Fritillary 3

Grey Great Tit trapped in Whitbread Hollow (Bob Edgar)

Grasshopper Warbler tail showing pale tips trapped in Whitbread Hollow (Bob Edgar)