Friday, 1 July 2011

1st July

The second Marsh Warbler of the year was singing at Holland House in the morning, and was soon trapped and ringed. A Garden Warbler was also trapped and 7 Collared Doves were seen nearby.

The Marsh Warbler was singing from the same corner of the garden as the Blyth's Reed Warbler last month. The song contained frequent mimicry of House Sparrow and occasional Grey Heron imitations. Interestingly, given that it was a male, the bird was at the lower end of the usual size range for Marsh Warblers, with a wing length of 69mm.

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