Sunrise at 04.10 this morning
My first adult Thrush Nightingale (in very heavy tail moult!)
Adult male Yellow Wagtail
Juvenile Yellow Wagtail
Juvenile female and male Bearded Tit (male has orange bill)
Juvenile male Bearded Tit
satelite tagged/colour-ringed Great Reed Warbler
Three completely unrelated juvenile tit species in one net!
This morning was by far the most intensive CES ringing sessions because of one species - Bearded Tits. In two net rounds, we caught 27 (inc.1 retrap) juveniles! It was insane as you were extracting birds whilst more flew into the net over your shoulder. This was one of two new handling species during the day. The other was (Blue-headed/flava)Yellow Wagtail. A stunning adult male and, personally, an even more stunning juvenile! I was amazed at how bright it was with all the white wing bars.
We caught over 90 new birds today with other birds caught in the form of: Penduline Tit, Great Reed Warbler (a satelite tagged bird ringed on site), Thrush Nightingale, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Reed Buntng, Yellowhammer, Greenfinch, Reed Warbler (inc. Brussels ringed control), Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, Goldfinch, Garden Warbler, Blackcap.