Friday 17 February 2017

Beddington Farmlands, 17th February 2017

A ringing session by myself on Hundred Acre was a real disappointment for the first couple of hours or so, by which point I’d only caught singles of Wren and Dunnock, but all the wading around in sewage was suddenly made worthwhile when a Water Pipit appeared in one of the nets! Bingo! I had been hoping to catch one of these but wasn’t expecting it in the middle of a rather sunny morning. Hopefully I will catch/re-catch further Water Pipits in the future, perhaps leading to some interesting data. Also about was a Green Sandpiper, a Cetti’s Warbler, four Shelducks and a couple of Reed Buntings, including a singing male.

Water Pipit

Green Sandpiper