14 August 2015

Early autumn at Nanjizal

August is always an interesting and busy time at Nanjizal, with the first big push of migrant warblers coming through. Where other Cornish sites are catching <100 birds in a session, the valley at Nanjizal regularly produces catches three times this number. Just over the last week, morning catches of 341 and 281 have been dominated by Sedge Warblers (201 on one morning alone), but in amongst them have been a few more interesting species.

Wednesday morning produced an early Melodious Warbler (above) and also Nightingale (below),
actually a much rarer species in the county!

Anyone still stuck for an autumn ringing trip away might want to consider a trip down to Cornwall, so check out some extra info here.

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