Friday, 23 April 2010

23rd April 2010 - Dunno Pulli

A pair of Dunnock have decided to take up residence in a gorse bush in the heathland garden at Warnham LNR and eventually the nest was found (thanks Wes) and today we ringed the three chicks (below).
Also present here today was a Garden Warbler, a Willow Warbler, c20 House Martin, a Sand Martin, 5 Swift, 1 Common Tern and a Nightingale. I also spent about an hour following a pair of Marsh Tit, hoping to find their nest, to no avail, but I did have some cracking views of various forms of display and mating.

Also, the first of the Grey Heron chicks has left the nest, but unfortunately we couldn't see the colour ring as the bird was half buried in a bundle of foliage as its first attempt to use its wings. Will give updates as and when we see or get reports of the colour rings.

Birds ringed:
Dunnock - 3 nestlings

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