Garden Warbler- first of the year, caught in the nets
Whinchat- the first of the year recorded in the week
Red Kite- several recorded in the last few days
Wheatear- up to 20 were present on the mound a few days ago
Willow Warbler- one of 7 caught today. Only one singing.
Sedge Warbler- one of about 6-7 on site
Ramblers on a wildlife tour through the farmlands today
Late April is peak migration period and the last week has been pretty steady. Interesting today that we had a significant catch of warblers in the nets- 7 Willow Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler and 2 Sedge Warbler but only a few were singing in the trapping area suggesting that our estimates for the rest of the farm, based primarily on the presence of singing males, are probably under-estimates. At the moment we estimate that we have 30+ Whitethroat, 8 Reed Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 10+ Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Lesser Whitethroat, 25+ Blackcap and 1 Garden Warbler.
A few sounds from today here: https://soundcloud.com/#peter-alfrey