Monday, 13 September 2010


SPOTTED FLYCATCHERGARDEN WARBLERLONG TAILED TITSWALLOWTREE PIPITGREEN WOODPECKERWHITETHROAT (adult and juvenile)Ringing at St Margarets on sunday morning,no not the bells, the birds, turned up a couple of surprises when a tree pipit and a couple of young swallows were trapped.The whitethroats are shown for comparison, with  the young bird having a much duller eye colour.Note the eyelid of the long tailed tit andthe angry look of the juvenile woodpecker.The spotted fly was seen a bit earlier in the week at Kingsdown along with the Autumn Ladies Tresses on the front lawns along the cliff top.A.L.T.

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