Archives for: August 2008

2008-08-19

Afternoon 18th August

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A hot humid day, quieter than expected but still some interesting birds ringed including some more exotics.

Olivaceous Warbler
Olivaceous Warbler

Olivaceous Warbler

Olivaceous Warbler

Olivaceous Warbler

Olivaceous Warbler

Olivaceous Warbler

Olivaceous Warbler

Scaly Breasted Munia
Scaly Breasted Munia

Scaly Breasted Munia

Scaly Breasted Munia

Yellow-crowned Bishop a male Euplectes afer
Yellow Bishop

Yellow Bishop

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2008-08-18

16-17 August 2008

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A busy weekend with a few surprises by way of a Great Reed Warbler, Pale Rock Sparrow and a Red-rumped Swallow adding interest to a steady flow of birds ringed.

Whimbrel

Whimbrel

Whimbrel

Whimbrel

Whimbrel

Sandmartin

Sandmartin

Sandmartin

Rufous Bushchat

Rufous Bushchat

Rufous Bushchat

Pale Rock Sparrow
Pale Rock Sparrow

Pale Rock Sparrow

Pale Rock Sparrow

Pale Rock Sparrow

Crested Lark - pic of a juvenile bird illustrating moult

Crested Lark

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2008-08-17

Early August surprises

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A surprise for everybody was this female Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala - a scarce migrant normally seen in autumn unexpectedly turned up in the nets in early August

Black-headed Bunting

Black-headed Bunting

Black-headed Bunting

Black-headed Bunting

Yet another escape - Green Singing Finch or Yellow-fronted Canary Serinus mozambicus

Yellow Fronted Canary

Yellow Fronted Canary

Yellow Fronted Canary

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