Monday, 27 August 2012

500 UP

Its been very quiet the last couple of weeks hence the lack of updates, but this weekend I was back at the Coastal Park doing a bit of Ringing on the big mound. As great as that was, it was made even better by having Adrian join us for both days, something that hasnt happened for ages. Its great having him around, not just because he constantly teaches me new things and helps my training develop at a faster pace, but because he is genuinely good company. Birdwise, the two mornings were fairly quiet, the highlight being a lovely juvenile Pied Flycatcher which is one of my favourite birds and one that scores extremely highly on the cutesy scale!

The weekend saw me reaching a nice little landmark, as I Ringed my 500th individual bird. The bird in question was a lovely little Robin, not a bird considered too special or exciting, but on this occasion it was definitely the bird of the day.

On sunday evening I headed back to the Coastal Park as a Barred Warbler had been found in, of all places, our Ringing mound! It was a very skulking bird, but I still managed to get a number of good views. Its just a pity it waited until we'd finished Ringing before it turned up!


  1. Hi Jason! I find your blog when i search on google after ringed nightjars. You have a fine blog and i went back here more times. I should put a link to this place in my blog. I have ringed nightjars here in Sweden for 3 years and i'm are very exiting over this bird. I have also a blog there i only present my work with the nightjars.
    Reegards Urban

  2. Thank you Urban, thats very kind of you. I am currently a Trainee Ringer so this was the first time I had ever had a Nightjar in the hand, and it was a terrific experience. Now that my Ringing Group have permission to Ring in this area we will be going back next year to see if we can get a few more birds in the nets. I'm already looking forward to it!!!