Thursday, 1 October 2015

Siberian surprise

At the woodland  CES site at Llandilo this morning a single net was opened, mainly as a form of distraction to alleviate the monotony of sitting at the computer writing reports. There wasn't much around really, with most of the summer migrants having left and even the resident birds seemed to be elsewhere, so it was a very pleasant surprise to pull a yellow-browed warbler out of the net! With up to 74 of these recorded in a day on Fair Isle recently, it is perhaps not surprising that they are starting to turn up in the south west, but it is nevertheless a nice bird to get on your local patch.

Among the 20 or so other birds caught there was a control great spotted woodpecker, LH96113 (already entered into IPMR) so hopefully will find out where that came from soon.