Sunday, 1 May 2016

This weekend Paul Freestone ,Kerry and myself have carried out some more work at the Watermill wildlife garden, we have erected several nestboxes and an additional feeding station opposite the patio area.we also carried out our first ever ringing session which although cut short by rain produced a Grey Wagtail and a Great Ti.,A selection below shows some of the activity and some of the other birds seen around the feeding station in the last couple of days,other highlights have included our first Coal tit on the feeders ,flyover Swift and Whimbrel and confirmation that Nuthatch and Grey Wagtail are breeding in the garden.

Paul freestone and i erecting the bird nets ,Paul is an experienced ringer with a permit for carrying out this work.

The first bird ever to be trapped and ringed at the Watermill wild life garden a cracking adult male Grey Wagtail,what a nice start.Here Paul is taking down the birds biometrics.

Adult Grey Wagtail

Adult male Grey Wagtail 

Paul and i erecting one of the several new nest boxes

Great Tit nest building in one of the newly erected nest boxes ,it had only been put up the day before.



Long Tailed Tit

Great Tit


Female Grey Wagtail ,confirmed today feeding young on the stream .

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how I stumbled onto your blog, but I love the variety of birds you have in the UK! Especially the red faced Goldfinch--so different, and beautiful! A 'cracker'!! Thanks for sharing!