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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Siberian Chiffchaff trapped at Porth Hellick

Siberian Chiffchaff ringed at Porth Hellick this morning. An unringed individual was also nearby on the loop trail.
   While Elle was ringing at porth Hellick with Jim, first thing this morning, I nipped down to Lower Moors and got this female Reed Bunting, 15+Water Rail, 3 Feldfare, 8 Redwing, 10+Chiffchaff and a single Linnet flew north. Nearby, the Yellow-browed warbler was still at Rose Hill. However, when I reached Porth Hellick I observed 3 of the latter species in the same row of trees with another calling at same time nearby! I had only been there a few minutes when Jim called to say they had trapped a Siberian 'type' Chiffchaff. After the Siberian Chiffchaff being ringed, it was released and in to the net was a cracking Yellow-browed Warbler! Magic stuff! I also had a male Merlin, 4 woodcock and a Siberian 'type' Chiffchaff on the other side of the pool.
Up to 6 Yellow-browed Warbler were at Porth Hellick. 4 together on the loop trail, Ritchie had one at the crossroads and the individual trapped. Up to 20+Chiffchaff were also in the area

Siberian Chiffchaff
Chiffchaff for comparison
I also managed to get a record shot of the bird in the field after it was released

Yellow-browed Warbler ringed at Porth Hellick

2 male and a female Stonechat were so close to the nets

An unringed Siberian 'type' Chiffchaff was also at Porth Hellick

Goldcrest were everywhere with at 20 at Lower Moors and 15 at Porth Hellick

Yesterday this Clouded Yellow was at Carn Friars with another at Parting Carn

Also had up to 3 Red Admiral and single Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell

Jerry Fulton Cantrell Jr. (born March 18, 1966 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known for his work with the rock band Alice in Chains, as lead guitarist, backing and co-lead vocalist, main songwriter, and co-lyricist. He performs lead vocals on his solo projects, and is part of Alice in Chains' harmonizing dual-vocal style. He resides in Los Angeles and spends time on his family ranch in Oklahoma.
Cantrell toured in support of Alice In Chains' first studio album in 14 years, Black Gives Way to Blue, and is now touring in support for their newest studio album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, which was released on May 28th, 2013

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