Thursday 30 July 2020

Ashburnham Place and Worthing

Christian helped me with the inaugural ringing session at Ashburnham this morning. It was quite successful with only the one net site up, which produced 37 birds of 10 species, including a Marsh Tit, six Siskins and three Great Spotted Woodpeckers. Our station turned out to be well positioned for general observations, with a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker suddenly bursting into voice nearby and showing fleetingly in flight. I had ruled out encountering this species in 2020! A brief visit from a couple of Spotted Flycatchers was another treat. Two Firecrests were also audible and at least two Bullfinches were heard.

25 Swifts were again over my garden in Worthing in the evening.