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Author Archive | Roger
This is a test for everybody to see if we can use this mechanism to organise the weekend activities. And share other stuff.
We monitor and maintain more than eighty nestboxes of various types. National Nestbox Week is a good time to share details of how we look after ours.
Our second Great White Egret enlivened what otherwise continued a quiet year with below par numbers.
Recent activities Dragging the meadow. Matt on the left and Dave on the right are pulling the net, Gordon, Alan and Jan are walking behind the trailing edge Ringing is sometimes a drag! Drag netting can be hard work, but it’s the best way to catch one of our most enigmatic waders, writes […]
A period dominated by heat and drought resulted in few birds, and very disappointing migration numbers. Best bird was our fourth Little Tern, and the first at this time of year.
Observations May – June 2018 Mute Swans reached record numbers for the second year running with the post- and non-breeding flock rising to 76 by mid June. The last two Shelduck departed in mid May but our resident Wigeon remained throughout. A pair of Garganey were seen intermittently together and singly, possibly indicating a breeding […]
Lots of legs in the news this period, with Great White Egret, Avocets, both Godwits, Curlew and Spotted Redshank visiting!
A very quiet winter period, with only a site record count of Red Kites and a ‘tristis’ type Chiffchaff particularly notable.
Ringing and Results Reed Warbler (Roger Emmens)Pullus ringing does give interesting results Toby Spall has been a dedicated nest-finder and pullus-ringer for more years than he cares to remember – you may have read his article in the recent issue of BTO News. But he still finds great pleasure in small rewards from this activity, […]