Thursday, 18 June 2009

A Patch Year Tick!

Birds.... This post I promise is ALL about about BIRDS BIRDS BIRDS! No insects and no flowers!

I started today with the Axe Estuary Ringing Group at Colyford Marsh, where birds I ringed included...

A Reed Warbler

A (I say grotty but Fraser says lovely) Starling...

And....

A Blue Tit....oh know, sorry.... a Kingfisher!

I had to leave ringing early, but just as I was about to drive home news came through from Ian McLean of a patch tick on the estuary. A detour to see our first Yellow-legged Gull of the year was certainly required. He was a MONSTER one...

A stonker! An over-due stonker too!

I'm now going to work for the rest of they day... lucky me : (

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