Monday, 28 May 2012

Breeding season

Last Sunday I visited my CES; numbers of juveniles are going up- many Reed Warblers, Sardinian Warblers, Graceful Prinias and one juvenile Blackbird. I had still some late migrants, Great Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Marsh Warbler and Blackcaps.

Juvenile Reed Warbler

In Atlit we caught 25 birds: 18 Common Terns, 6 Little Terns and one Little Stint. In this period tern migration is over and the breeding population is too busy. I will return to ring them when the chicks fledge in a few weeks.

Common Tern