George was back at the Observatory today but results were not impressive and not how we would of liked to see September begin. There were just 8 birds processed including 5 New birds and 3 Retraps.
The catch was made up thus (New/Retraps) - (1/0) Swallow, (1/3) Whitethroat, (2/0) Blackcap and (1/0) Willow Warbler.
Also reported on the reserve on the 1st September 2011 were -
x2 Grey Wagtail
x17 Yellow Wagtail
x10 Spoonbill (Jackson's Marsh)
x10,000 Knot (High tide)
x250 Curlew (High tide)
x2 Marsh Harrier
x14 Grey Partridge