Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Beddington Farmlands, Canons Farm and Belmont, 17th January 2017

I undertook my first ringing session on Beddington's Hundred Acre this morning and it was certainly a good start. Magnus A and Kevin G tagged along for a look. 15 birds ringed, mainly in the first couple of rounds of the two nets, included a Moorhen, a Reed Bunting and two Redwings. A calling Siberian Chiffchaff caught our attention and showed fairly well while two Water Pipits buzzed around and a Cetti's Warbler called tantalisingly close to one of the rides.

'Siberian' Chiffchaff (form tristis) at Beddington
A quick walk around Canons Farm in the evening was quiet, save for a calling Little Owl and 60 Fieldfares. A Sparrowhawk flew over at home.