Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Garden birds

Perhaps one of the more inaptly named birds is the garden warbler, as it has no association with the tamed vegetation normally found in a typical garden, instead preferring scrub and unkempt hedgerows. It is also a summer visitor, so when one was caught and ringed by Paul in his garden in the middle of Milford Haven yesterday it was quite a surprise! Paul also caught 2 blackcap during the same session, following on from 2 others in the previous week.

There are no (apparent) previous December records of garden warbler in Pembs but former winter records include 2 february birds one of which was ringed at Pembroke refinery in February 1992.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, pretty amazing record that, bet it wishes it had migrated now though!