Friday, 5 September 2014

5 Sept 2014 Beachy Head Overcast but warm NE 3-4 decreasing to 2

RDME was ringing in Whitbread Hollow and had an interesting fall of night migrants which included an adult Wryneck and 4 Pied Flycatchers with again good numbers of Blackcaps.

Unfortunately, I haven't received any details from the Headland so far today, although I understand a Wryneck was present  in Shooters Bottom per RBA, which I have included in the totals, if I do receive any updates I will add these to the blog later.

Birds ringed are shown in brackets:

Kestrel 1
Tawny Owl 1
Great-spotted Woodpecker 1
Wryneck 2 (1 ad trapped Hollow and 1 reported from Shooters Bottom))
Yellow Wagtail 1
Song Thrush 1 (1)
Reed Warbler 1 (1)
Common Whitethroat 15 (6)
Garden Warbler 3 (3)
Blackcap 300 (98)
Chiffchaff 4 (2)
Willow Warbler 6 (4)
Pied Flycatcher 4 (4 - of which 3 were ad. females)

(taken by Bob Edgar)
Adult female Pied Flycatcher in Whitbread Hollow

(taken by Bob Edgar)
Adult Willow Warbler in Whitbread Hollow

(taken by Bob Edgar)
Adult Wryneck in Whitbread Hollow