Please note I have now been able to add photos to the MAY 1st post of 1st yr and adult female Common Redstart tail for comparison.

Thank you to all those who attended the 3rd ABO presentation this evening. Somehow we managed to seat 61 in the museum at which point we ran out of chairs and space! Your support and enthusiasm for our project is most inspiring. Our apologies to those unable to fit in. 20160503_180307

Today saw an evident increase in Swifts with at least 12 passing over Longis Nature reserve during the morning. There was also good passage of House Martin with two separate groups of 20+ passing through the same location. Several Reed and Sedge Warblers were in full song around the hide. Robert Manzano Rubio had a Lesser Whitethroat on Longis reserve, 8 Yellow Wagatils on Longis Common and the Grasshopper Warbler still present singing near the Obs.

Ringing saw 61 New birds ringed plus our first Reed Warbler ‘Control’ (a UK ringed bird Y prefix) Others ringed included 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat,6 Whitethroat, 2 Common Redstart, ,11 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 28 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff and 3 Willow Warblers. See ringers pages for full list.