Winter at Holme Bird Observatory (please click for clip)

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Speckled Wood

Quite a few butterflies on the wing now at the observatory, with several Green Hairstreaks and many Speckled Woods (pictured).

More spring ringing

A couple of the ringing highlights so far this spring, with a male Redstart (photographed by Jed Andrews) and a Tree Pipit (photographed by Mike Beatley).

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Spring in full swing

With SW followed by E winds there has been some good overhead passage including Hooded Crow, Spoonbill and up to 7 Tree Pipits, as well as a good grounding of migrants in the recording area, including 2 Nightingales, Redstart, 2 Ring Ouzels, up to 50 Wheatears and up to 6 reeling Grasshopper Warblers, one of which was captured fantastically well by Lawrie Webb:

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Spring ringing

With spring migration well underway a couple of photos from birds that have turned up in the nets - a typical male spring Reed Bunting (photo by Sophie Barker) and a highly unusual Marsh Tit (only the 8th observatory ringing record - photo by Jed Andrews).