Willow Warblers continue to move through the site in good numbers and topped the totals yet again with 28 ringed. The proportion of adult Willow Warblers has increased now that most have finished their moult and are migrating with 6 being caught today. Adult Willow Warblers do not hang around once they have moulted and may even start to fatten up in preparation for migration before the end of their moult.
|Freshly moulted adult Willow Warblers|
|Adult Willow Warblers usually have a much whiter belly and stand out from the more lemon yellow juveniles.|
|1cy Chiffchaff looking much sleeker now that it has completed its pj moult.|
|One of today's Tree Pipits.|
|Adult female Reed Bunting looking rather male like. The cloacal shape and brood patch confirmed it was a female. It also had a very short wing length.|