A few nice photos of the different birds at copeland bird observatory over the past few weeks. Puffins are back and black guillemots have moved into the new nest boxes that were set out for them in April. If you would like to visit the observatory, details can be found on the website.
Very blustery Sunday (30th April) at CBO with the weekend team stranded until Monday: at 8am on Sunday morning the wind was gusting Southerly at Beaufort 7.5. The South wind, however, did bring in the migrants with 4 new species added to the CBO year list. Bird of the weekend is probably tied between Redstart and Reed warbler. Three Redstart were caught (2 on Sat and 1 on Sunday), including a control male - controls are birds already ringed elsewhere. On Sunday morning a Reed Warbler was caught - another control. 4 Sedge warblers were ringed - again a new bird for the 2017 CBO list - and on Sunday afternoon a Cuckoo was calling in front of the buildings. In addition, the Willow warbler numbers continue to grow with another 15 ringed. Also added to the ringing list was Chiffchaff (1), Blackcap (1), and 3 Wheatear ... See MoreSee Less