Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Sedge Warbler Brood Survived!

We didn’t hold out too much hope for a typically open 2nd brood sedge warbler nest at Logie Buchan on 24th July 2010, especially as we nearly trashed it heading out to prepare the net rides for another autumn of reed bed ringing. We put in a bypass and rechecked it a couple of times and were pleased to find it still going with 4 ringable chicks on the 4th of August. We were then even happier to know the nest had fledged successfully when we retrapped the first chick ringed, number L084396, nearby in the reeds on the 1st of September. To complete the happy story we have just received news back from the BTO about number 97, retrapped by ringers at
Heultje, Antwerpen, Belgium on the 19th of September!


Photo by Euan Ferguson