** Welcome to BJD - a trainee from Sandwich Bay BO who will be training with CHR **
Ageing Cetti’s Warbler
A Jubilee River, Taplow Cetti’s Warbler, 9th October 2022 (CHR)
Bedfont Lakes (EP)
Managed one session at the main site with AAB and my friend Noel. Was very busy with tits and chiffs. A commotion between a Sparrowhawk and parakeets ended up with 3 adult male rinpa being caught. Quite a rarity these days at Bedfont just because of where we place our nets.
Wraysbury – WGP (CHR)
We ran two sessions in October (2nd & 8th) but then poor weather got the better of us. Blackcaps trickled through the site (8 & 5) as Redwing arrived (1 & 6) - will the crossover of these species broaden as our summers get milder?
Chiffchaffs managed a total of 17 but it was the pipit triangle that produced our most populous species (22 &10 Meadow Pipits).
One of those 32 Meadow Pipits, ARX2039, was curious. The inner OGCs were more deeply defined than the outer OGCs, though without the short ‘tooth’ of an adult feather.
ARX2039 Meadow Pipit with two variations of old greater covert
Ringed by RRG: boxed in green.