Friday, 23 March 2012

Chiff and Chaffs

Was a glorious sunny day today - far too nice to be pushing paper so I had a quick trip to the local watering hole at Caerhyddwen Plantation this afternoon hoping to meet-up with some thirsty Crossbills - no such luck! Did catch 45 new birds in a few hours though including my first summer migrant of the year, a Chiffchaff  not  unexpectedly. Other birds ringed were 15 Chaffinch, 14 Siskin, 7 Coal Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Lesser Redpoll and singles of Willow Tit, Blue Tit and Nuthatch.  A cracking male Brambling was seen having a drink when I arrived but failed to come back for another!

Our first summer migrant of the year

Male Nuthatch, surprisingly colourful close up

1 comment:

  1. Nice one mate. Those pools certainly are a little gold mine!!


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