Birdsong Breakfast

Saturday, May 1st 2010

Today was the Birdsong Breakfast and it attracted more people than ever before.

Birdsong Breakfast group

Forty five different bird species were heard including Blackcap, Willow Warbler, Goldcrest, Snipe, Curlew and Cuckoo (or was that Paul's whistle?). At least 5 Blackcock were seen displaying at the local lek and the event was rounded off with a 'fat boys' breakfast' kindly provided by Namik at Wathgill.

The bird ringers then visited the training area to check the progress of the Tawny Owl chicks in the boxes. This retrapped adult female delighted Alice whilst its chick was ringed. Born in 2007, this bird raised young in the same nest box in 2009.

Alice with Tawny Owl

Photographed at another nest are Alice and 'Granny Annie' with two recently hatched Tawny Owl chicks.

Alice with Tawny Owl chicks

Annie with Tawny Owl chicks


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